FireHost Presents “Ransomware: A Rising Threat That’s Playing for Keeps”

September 19, 2014

Webinar Will Spotlight Real-Life Cases of Companies That Have Been Attacked, a Demo of an Attack, and How to Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Victim

Dallas, TX – September 19, 2014 – Secure cloud provider FireHost invites you to imagine your business suddenly paralyzed. Employees are locked out of their computers, and executives are operating completely in the dark. The only way to get up and running again? Pay a lot of money to the hackers who are in the process of sinking your business.

That’s the threat of ransomware, a fast-growing cybercrime that impacts an alarming number of individuals and businesses. While public data breaches occur almost daily, ransomware is one of the fastest growing security threats that no one hears about because victims suffer in silence. Hackers install malware that locks individuals and businesses out of their systems and forces them to pay a steep ransom or face the destruction of their files and business.

To shed light on the threat, FireHost’s Threat Intelligence Lead Chase Cunningham will host a webinar that provides an overview of ransomware and guidance on how to manage an attack if your business is targeted.

Key Highlights

  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 10:00am – 11:00am CDT.
  • Real-life cases of companies that have been attacked, including Code Spaces, which filed for bankruptcy after being unable to pay its ransomware hackers.
  • Find out how to reduce risk of an attack.
  • Learn how to evaluate if cloud providers and vendors are qualified to protect you.
  • Hear about advanced tools and methodologies for fighting back against ransomware criminals and other malicious actors.
  • Effective solutions to the surge of cyberthreats sweeping the business landscape today.
  • Contact: Media will have access to Chase Cunningham.

About FireHost
FireHost offers the most secure, managed cloud IaaS available, protecting sensitive data and brand reputations of some of the largest companies in the world. With private, cloud infrastructure built for security, compliance, performance and managed service, responsible businesses choose FireHost to reduce risk and improve the collection, storage and transmission of their most confidential data. FireHost’s secure, managed cloud IaaS is available in Dallas, Phoenix, London, Amsterdam and Singapore, and offers robust, geographically redundant business continuity options across all sites. Based in Dallas, FireHost is the chosen secure private cloud service provider for brands that won’t compromise on the security of their payment card, healthcare, and other regulated data.