How To Prevent Cyber Extortion

Cyber extortion is not a purely technical computer crime. Keeping cyber criminals out of an organization’s computer systems by installing firewalls, encryption and other computer security devices is necessary, but this would not be effective without adequate users’ training, legal remedies and security planning.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Are traditional computer security devices useful in preventing cyber extortion?
How can an organization reduce the threat of extortion?
What about training?
How to deal with cyber extortionists?
Should lawyers be involved?

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