City Club Missoula – Cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff: Businesses must be proactive to fend off ransomware
“If you take a thumb drive from somebody else, you should feel dirty,” Davidoff said to nervous laughter in the room.
As ransomware “spreads like wildfire” and attacks businesses of all sizes, taking proactive steps is vital to fending off criminals mining sensitive data, according to one Missoula-based security expert.
Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, a Missoula company that works only with businesses – not individuals – told a City Club crowd of about 90 Monday that insidious ransomware criminals hit businesses without the general public’s knowledge because companies rarely report the crimes.
“There are tons of instances in Missoula of people getting hit and nobody knows about it,” said Davidoff. “I probably shouldn’t even name the industries they’re in, but you won’t see it in the paper.”
By Renata Birkenbuel
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