Workhorses, kidnappings, and ransomware


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In this episode we speak to Marc Brandner, partner at SmartRiskSolutions a risk and crisis management consultancy. He served as an officer of the German Special Forces (KSK) in various command assignments in Germany and abroad. He now supports customers both in crisis prevention and in the architecture of holistic and seamless security management. We discuss the similarities between kidnappings and ransomware, the fact that most companies still underestimate the cyber threats they face, and how to best create a crisis management and cyber response plan.

In ‘Workhorses, kidnappings, and ransomware’ we discuss:

  • The similarities between ransomware and kidnapping and how to respond to ransomware attacks
  • Companies need more awareness of cybercrime across the board, and should have preventative measures in place
  • The different legal requirements based on which country the cybercrime takes place in, makes investigations challenging for law enforcement
  • Bigger companies should be aware of creating silos when creating crisis management plans – having a full view is crucial
  • In a crisis situation, management can sometimes decide on the wrong course of action out of eagerness rather than making an informed decision
  • Metaphorically, workhorses are better than racehorses in the special forces

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