Christopher Eaton | March 10th, 2022

(The story and interview begin at 01:03)

SpearTip Vice President and cyber security expert, Jonathan Tock, was featured on KMOX radio to discuss the current state of ransomware and, in particular, the increase in Russian cyber attacks. Tock explains that SpearTip’s 24/7 Security Operations Center is actively tracking the spike in malicious activity based on data gathered from numerous insurance claims and the monitoring of hundreds of thousands of endpoints across the country.

While Russian threat operators are not the only malicious actors seeking to disrupt computer networks and nation-state operations–specifically targeting Ukrainian systems–they are currently the most active in attacking global critical infrastructure. Tock says, “You start at those transportation companies, you start at banks, you start at critical infrastructure. Those are the headlines and so those are the things that are typically targeted first.”

According to Tock, the most effective forms of network and personal data protection from these threats are to first review current security protocols and to utilize multi-factor authentication (MFA) whenever possible.

The complete interview, which can be accessed above, is hosted on KMOX.

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