The Resilient Journey

Episode 58 - Be Resilient Through a Ransomware Attack - FBI Agent Ken Schmutz

October 10, 2022

October is cybersecurity awareness month. As a resilience professional, you need to understand what’s going on behind the scenes of a ransomware attack, and we’ve got the right guest for you.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 58 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!

Today I’m joined by Supervisory Special Agent Ken Schmutz from the FBI Cyber Task Force.

Listen as Agent Schmutz walks us through the various stages of a ransomware attack, shares his views about the importance of having a response plan in place, gives insight into what you can expect when you engage law enforcement, and he provides us with the FBI’s official recommendation about whether or not you should pay a ransom.


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