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Womble Carlyle attorney Belton Zeigler counsels companies on data security and online privacy matters. He recently joined NPR’s South Carolina Business Review to discuss how companies can protect their businesses from cybercrime.
“The business model for cybercrime is changing,” Zeigler told host Mike Switzer. “It was, in the recent past, very high-profile companies that were being hacked. What we're seeing now is that the business model is shifting more toward mid-sized and regional firms being targeted.”
Zeigler said ransomware is an increasingly popular cybercrime tool. Hackers use ransomware to break into a victim’s computer, then lock out that user from accessing his or her files until a ransom is paid.
“It's important for all businesses to have a clear cybersecurity plan,” Zeigler said.
Click here to listen to “Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime” with Belton Zeigler.
Belton Zeigler brings more than 30 years of experience in industrial and infrastructure matters to Womble Carlyle’s Privacy and Data Protection Team efforts. He practices in the firm’s Columbia, S.C. office.