How To Avoid A Ransomware Attack: Hire A Hacker


“A lot of companies think they have implemented good security processes, but ultimately, without a ‘rubber meets the road’ test of your cybersecurity, you don’t know what flaws in the details will lead to a breach,” says Wesley McGrew, the Starkville, Miss.-based Director of Cyber Operations for HORNE Cyber.

It is McGrew’s job to lead “network penetration testing” and offense-oriented work on behalf of his employer’s clients. Or, simply put, “I lead teams of hackers that break into clients’ networks to make sure they know where their vulnerabilities are.”

With Entercom Communications reeling from what has yet to be officially confirmed as a major ransomware attack with a reported $500,000 demand, McGrew shares how media companies can best avoid the level of problems faced by the radio broadcasting company.

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