Podcast: The anatomy of a neighborhood bank ransomware attack

The cover story of the current problem of the ABA Banking Journal includes an unprecedentedly transparent check out what takes place inside a banks throughout and after a ransomware attack. On the current episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Intrafi — Evan Sparks shares the real story of this anonymized bank and how it tackled what might have ended up being a debilitating ransomware attack. Sparks goes over:

  • How hackers got in, the early minutes after an attack takes place and how the bank reacted.
  • The present ransomware hazard environment for banks.
  • How to carry out on a cyber occurrence playbook and set in motion partners and suppliers.
  • Messages and services the bank supplied to clients throughout the occurrence.
  • Fatigue and other obstacles dealing with the bank’s group throughout the hack.
  • Lessons found out and post-mortem modifications the bank made to avoid a future occurrence.

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This episode is sponsored by Intrafi.

In this episode:

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A news media journalist always on the go, I've been published in major publications including VICE, The Atlantic, and TIME.

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