Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware , Video

Sophos on 2021 State of Ransomware

Dan Schiappa Shares New Research on Attacks, Adversaries and Mitigation Strategies
Dan Schiappa, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Sophos

Sophos recently released its 2021 State of Ransomware report, and it includes surprising findings on remediation costs, which have more than doubled over the past year. Dan Schiappa tackles the question: Does it pay to pay ransoms?

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Schiappa discusses:

  • The Sophos 2021 State of Ransomware report;
  • The use of Transport Layer Security to carry out attacks;
  • The new urgency for layered security.

Schiappa is chief product officer at next-generation cybersecurity leader Sophos. He orchestrates the company’s technical strategy, playing an instrumental role in architecting technologies, overseeing product management and research and development, and ensuring product quality. With a passion for education and inspiring the next generation of cyber talent, he also serves as chair of the University of Central Florida’s Dean’s Advisory Board, where he oversees various aspects of the school’s elite cybersecurity program.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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