Ransomware attracts FTC attention
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host several panel discussions on ransomware next month to highlight the seriousness of the crime wave and offer businesses and consumers ideas to avoid becoming victims.
The ransomware focus for the Sept. 7 event — the first of three by the FTC on technology issues — was announced earlier this year. But on Monday the agency listed the government officials and business representatives who will participate.
Among the latter will be executives and experts from companies such as Cylance, PhishLabs and Symantec. Officials from the FTC and the FBI will also take part.
Three panel discussions will provide an overview of ransomware’s current state, offer defensive tactics and cover recommendations for victims.