Data theft prior to scrambling files is part of the Ransomware game plan. For us, this Sophos article reinforces the need to encrypt Intellectual Property, contracts, and other commercially sensitive data, not just PII (or PAN) data dictated by regulations.

Kantion’s IRI Data Protector suite of products automates the sensitive data discovery and masking/encryption process across the enterprise, from mainframe to laptops, across 100s of  structured and unstructured data sources.