Have you ever had to negotiate ransom demands with hackers? I haven’t. But at our Compass summit last week, we had a professional ransomware negotiator (yes, that profession exists) walk us through some of the best practices and common mistakes.
For your own practice, an interactive game from the Financial Times gives you a sense of how those negotiations take place.
I played, and I must admit that I paid the ransom in the heat of the moment – against all the advice from governments and advisors. But at least I was able to negotiate the ransom down to $800k.
How low are you able to negotiate the ransom? I would love to hear about your results, email me after you play the game.