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Cybersecurity From A To Z: What Solution Providers Need To Know

The tech industry is littered with jargon, and security is no exception. Here's a full list of terms, companies and executives, from A to Z.

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R: Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that, after infecting a device or network, prevents users from accessing their files (usually through encryption) before a ransom of some sort is paid. The most notable recent strain of ransomware was CryptoLocker, which now has encryption keys available for most of those infected (though, CryptoLocker 2.0 is making its emergence). At a recent IT Nation panel, executives said ransomware, while only accounting for about 5 percent of crimeware, is one of the most nefarious challenges facing businesses today.

 
 
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