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Episode Info: Another week, another InfoSecond! In this edition we explore the motivations behind cyberattacks, discover how intrepid security professionals are using collaboration platforms to outthink cybercriminals, investigate the possibility of a silver lining associated with a ransomware infection, and reveal the proper steps organizations should take to enable secure content collaboration for today’s mobile workforce. In Case You Missed It What Motivates a Cyberattacker? With cybercrime expected to cost the global economy over $2.1 trillion (yep, that’s trillion with a T) by 2019, criminals unquestionably want their share of the pie. Even though the profits associated with cyberattacks can be tempting, it’s not always about the money for cybercriminals – and it’s vital that security professionals understand what else motivates attackers. Predicting Trends in Cybercrime: For decades, cybercriminals have driven the security agenda, engaging security professionals in a vicious innovation cycle to stop impending threats. Now, researchers and analysts are taking a page from the attackers’ playbook and collaborating with information sharing on threat, vulnerabilities and more to help develop proactive defenses that’ll give industries early warnings to threats – and they’re doing it with two key exchange platforms. Ransomware’s Silver Lining? Ransomware is an ever-evolving threat to consumers and businesses alike, having cost more than $18 million in damage last year and expected to cost even more in 2016. Although a ransomware attack is costly and undeniably stressful, is it possible that there is a silver lining to such an infection in the enterprise? It turns out, yes. Securing Mobile Content and Collaboration: If an organization could effectively secure all its data and content, it would have nothing to worry about when it comes to securing mobile content and collaboration. While there is no silver bullet for this mobility conundrum, there is a right approach to solving this challenge. Forrester Analyst Tyler Shields shares his important inRead more »

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