In this video, Adam Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout and author of Swiped, walks you through one of the more common e-mail scams, often occurring in a business setting. This scam is ransomware, where a computer is hijacked by malicious software and important data is deleted unless the hacker is paid. A secure backup is a good defense against this attack. It also is important to create a culture of vigilance and security within the workplace to make employees aware that such scams do exist and what they can do to counter such schemes. To make such a culture successful, it is essential that the employer provide training and encourage employee ownership of security protocols and procedures.

Learn more by visiting Adam Levin’s website CyberScout and by purchasing his latest book, Swiped.