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How to avoid becoming target of worldwide ransomware attack

A scary new type of cyberthreat has quickly spread to nearly 100 countries, compromising the FedEx system in the U.S. and leaving 16 hospitals in England with locked patient files.

“It will get on a network. It will scan the network for other vulnerable machines and then copy itself onto that computer and then encrypt the hard drive,” said John Dickson, a partner with cybersecurity company The Denim Group.

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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