[SecurityWeek] Ransomware Risk Assessment Service Aims to Deflect Attacks

The function of cybersecurity is not to eliminate all attacks and compromises – that’s impossible – but to make the attack so expensive and time-consuming on the attacker that he simply moves on to an easier target. That is the purpose of a new product/service designed to make commodity ransomware attacks less easy for the attacker.

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