Author: Chad Hudson

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Chad Hudson is Head of Information Security at Datacor, Inc. Chad is an information security expert with nearly two decades of enterprise IT experience, and prior to Datacor, he served as the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer with an emerging healthcare organization. Chad is CISSP/ISC2 certified and has helped companies build security programs from the ground up, including navigating through SOC2, GDPR, CCPA, and other stringent regulations.

The risk of ransomware attacks is ever present in today’s business environment. The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report estimates a 13% increase in ransomware identified as the root cause for breaches over the previous year. That places ransomware as the attack vector in 25% of all breaches for the previous year. In tandem with other phishing attacks, clicking on links or opening attachments, it makes the mouse the most dangerous piece of technology in our infrastructure. Verizon goes on to report that breaches caused by some form of human element was 82%. Over the 2nd quarter of 2022, Dragos tracked ransomware attacks by…

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