The most common distribution method and vector to end up with a cyber attack or a ransomware cyber attack is through email.
Brief summary of show:
Have you ever wondered why cyberattacks are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s digital age?
In this episode with Tom Kirkham, we explore the importance of law firms paying attention to cyberattacks and defining what ransomware is.
We’ll dive into the consequences of becoming a victim of a ransomware attack and examine how networks are created on the dark web.
Plus, we’ll provide practical tips on how to protect yourself from ransomware and how to buy and install software to keep you safe online.
We’ll also discuss the significance of ongoing website maintenance and security updates and why they’re essential in preventing cyberattacks from happening to you.
Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security provides cybersecurity defense systems and focuses on educating and encouraging organizations to establish a security-first environment with cybersecurity training programs for all workers to prevent successful attacks. Kirkham brings more than three decades of software design, network administration, computer security, and cybersecurity knowledge to organizations around the country. Tom is a 2x Amazon Best Seller, and his new book is titled: Hack the Rich – A Cybersecurity Parable.
Ameet gives listeners actionable tips on:
• [2:00] Tom’s ISIS Kill List
• [10:30] Why cyberattacks are important for law firms to pay attention to
• [12:00] What is ransomware
• [15:10] What happens when you become the victim of a ransomware attack
• [19:00] How networks are created on the dark web
• [21:40] How to protect yourself from ransomware
• [27:20] How to buy and install software to protect you online
• [32:40] Why ongoing website maintenance and security updates are important
• [41:40] How to prevent cyberattacks from happening to you
• [47:00] Tom’s book review
• [57:35] Breaches in security
Tom Kirkham's Book
From the publisher:
Zero-day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most coveted tools in a spy’s arsenal, a zero-day has the power to silently spy on your iPhone, dismantle the safety controls at a chemical plant, alter an election, and shut down the electric grid (just ask Ukraine).
For decades, under cover of classification levels and nondisclosure agreements, the United States government became the world’s dominant hoarder of zero-days. U.S. government agents paid top dollar-first thousands, and later millions of dollars-to hackers willing to sell their lock-picking code and their silence. Then the United States lost control of its hoard and the market. Now those zero-days are in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries who do not care if your vote goes missing, your clean water is contaminated, or our nuclear plants melt down.
Filled with spies, hackers, arms dealers, and a few unsung heroes, written like a thriller and a reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is an astonishing feat of journalism. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyberarms race to heel.