Podcast: Ransomware – The Best Defense with Darius Goodall and ISMG

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Recently our very own Darius Goodall sat down with Information Security Media Group (ISMG) to discuss the true impact of ransomware attacks and how to respond. It’s a great, lively discussion on this growing threat and includes best practices that any organization should be implementing today.

Darius is our Director of Product Marketing for Security, and he's a regular contributor to our blog. You can read his articles here and connect with him on LinkedIn here.

ISMG is a media organization that focuses entirely on information security and risk management. They have several brands in their network. Darius was featured on Data Breach Today, in the ransomware resource center. You can listen to the podcast from the ISMG site here.

Ransomware is on its way to becoming a $1 billion industry, by some estimates, and possibly 50 percent of enterprises have dealt with it so far. Click here for our podcast on the true impact of #ransomware and how to respond. Click To Tweet

Here’s an excerpt from the ISMG site:

Ransomware is on its way to becoming a $1 billion industry, by some estimates, and possibly 50 percent of enterprises have dealt with it so far. Darius Goodall of Barracuda discusses the best way to defend against the newest strains.

If the 50 percent estimate is even close to accurate, it is frightening, says Goodall, who is Director of Security Product Marketing at Barracuda. “But as much as that statistic is scary, it's even more scary because it shows how people are not dealing with [ransomware].”

In an interview about ransomware defense, Goodall discusses:

  • Drivers behind ransomware growth;
  • True business costs of a ransomware outbreak;
  • Effective solutions for ransomware response.

Goodall is a veteran of the network industry, with more than 21 years of experience in networking products, enterprise marketing and business development. He is currently director of product marketing for security at Barracuda Networks. Before joining Barracuda, he served as head of networking alliances and DevOps at Dell Networking and prior to that he was director of solutions architecture and innovation at Extreme Networks.

Click here to view the article and listen to the podcast on the ISMG site.

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