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Repelling A Ransomware Attack: Sam Rehman of EPAM Systems On The 5 Things You Need To Do To Protect Yourself Or Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

Authority Magazine - Tyler Gallagher

Ransomware attacks have sadly become commonplace and increasingly more brazen. Huge enterprise businesses, gas pipelines, universities, and even cities have been crippled by ransomware and forced to pay huge ransoms. What can an individual or a business do to prevent and repel a ransomware attack?

In this interview series, we are talking to cybersecurity experts who can share insights from their experience and expertise about the “5 Things You Need To Do To Protect Yourself Or Your Business From A Ransomware Attack.” As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Rehman, CSIO at EPAM Systems.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you. Can you tell us a bit about how you grew up?

My career in cybersecurity began, in part, because I like to fix things and take things apart and rebuild them. Ever since I was a kid, I have been a tinker. My mom used to break things intentionally because she wanted me to focus keenly on certain things. She knew that when something broke, I would stop whatever I was doing and immediately go and try to fix it. It’s in my nature to create and restore things. I’m also a martial artist, and I’m fascinated by boxing. And in cybersecurity, much like martial artist and self-defense, there is an aggressor who could potentially attack you. I call this the dance between the two opponents or the tension between you and somebody else. I’ve always felt that the connection between my nature to tinker and my love for martial arts drew me into cybersecurity.

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