Accomplishment: NetCentrics Named as a Top Tech Employer in D.C.

At NetCentrics, we’ve always prided ourselves on being a great place to work. But a recent ranking from Indeed.com recognizes us as one of the “best of the best.” In fact, Indeed named us as one of just “20 Amazing Tech Companies Hiring in Washington, D.C.” Indeed praised NetCentrics for our “transformative” technologies in data […]

Ransomware: playing an effective defense

In this final installment in our series on ransomware, we will discuss what you and your organization can do to protect yourself from the threat of ransomware and how to mitigate the damages, both financially and to your organizational reputation, if you find yourself the victim of an attack.

Ransomware: new markets and new possibilities

In the previous parts of this series, we explored the concepts underlying ransomware as well as some of the tactics and variations on basic ransom-based malware. Here in part IV, we will explore what makes ransomware an appealing enterprise for cybercriminals; as the title of part III indicates, the ransomware industry is booming.

The Booming Business of Ransomware

Once considered the domain of nation-state intelligence agencies, tech-savvy teenagers with too much time on their hands, and miscreants devoted to chaos and disorder, the development and deployment of malware has matured into a profitable business model – last year the cost of ransomware was estimated at $1 billion and a report sponsored by Malwarebytes estimated that more than 40% of those affected paid ransom demands.