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The Ransomware Files

16 EpisodesProduced by Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media GroupWebsite

The Ransomware Files podcast tells the harrowing stories of technology experts who have fought back against ransomware, which is one of the greatest crime waves the internet has ever seen. It features in-the-trenches stories about how organisations recovered and frank human reflections from those wh… read more


Texas and REvil

In 2019, 23 cities across Texas were infected with the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware in one of the largest ransomware attacks that has ever occurred in the US. The cities recovered with remarkable speed due to the state's diligent preparation. But a small managed service provider called TSM Consulting, which the ransomware actors exploited in a supply-chain style attack, sustained irreparable damage. It's a heartbreaking story. This episode is going to reveal never-before-public details about the attack in Texas, how the state recovered so quickly and explore the human cost of ransomware.

Speakers: Rick Myers, Founder, TSM Consulting; Nancy Rainosek, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas; Mandy Crawford, Chief Information Officer, State of Texas; Andy Bennett, Former Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and now Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Security Officer with Apollo Information Systems; Danny Miller, Chief Information Security Officer, Texas A&M University System; Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group.

Source material and transcript for this episode are here.

Production Coordinator: Rashmi Ramesh.

The Ransomware Files theme song by Chris Gilbert/© Ordinary Weirdos Records.

Music by Uppbeat and

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