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Ransomware and Cryptocurrency: What Are They, Who Uses Them, and What Should You Know?

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Cryptolocker Ransomware

Recent ransomware attacks in Atlanta and elsewhere in the country have cities, and businesses, rethinking their network security. And blockchain, a secure method of processing cryptocurrency, is getting a lot of buzz. What is it, who should use it, and why? 

GUEST:

  • Rob Fleischman - Principal architect at Akamai Company, which develops internet infrastructure that delivers web content to consumers. 

 

Related Reading:

Ransomware:

"The Ransomware That Hobbled Atlanta Will Strike Again," from Wired. 

 "Op-ed: A ransomware attack brought Atlanta to its knees - and no one seems to care," from The Hill. 

Blockchain:

This video from the NYTimes explains how blockchain works. 

"What is Blockchain and what can businesses benefit from it?" from Forbes. 

"The trust machine: The promise of blockchain," from The Economist.