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Okta's Marc Rogers on Why Beating Ransomware Is a Team Sport


Rogers Warns Ransomware Intrusions Are Getting More Frequent and Easier to Execute Michael Novinson (MichaelNovinson) • August 5, 2022 14 Minutes

Increased collaboration between the public and private sectors hasn't slowed the increased frequency and ease of ransomware intrusions, but efforts to change the financial incentives of ransomware are having "a pretty good effect," says Marc Rogers, vice president of cybersecurity strategy at Okta.

Ransomware actors are increasingly breaking into organizations and stealing data without even using malware, which makes the attacks more accessible to cybercriminals, Rogers says. But government and industry are trying to change the financial incentives for cybercriminals by making ransomware less profitable and easier to prosecute (see: Battling Ransomware: 'We're Targeting the Entire Ecosystem').

"This is not something the private sector can do alone," Rogers says. "It's something that we need collaboration from federal agencies, from statesmen and from law enforcement. We're now ...


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