Repelling A Ransomware Attack: Jim Mundy Of Segra On The 5 Things You Need To Do To Protect Yourself Or Your Business From A Ransomware Attack

An Interview With Ben Ari


Leverage Resources — Take advantage of and engage resources to assure you are prepared if and when a ransomware attack occurs such as retaining a cybersecurity and privacy attorney and a cyber forensic response firm. Having these individuals available to engage the minute you become aware of a ransomware or other cybersecurity event is critical.

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 Jim Mundy.

Jim Mundy is the Director, Security Operations at Segra. Jim leads the security operations center team of cyber security engineers and analysts who are responsible for the full lifecycle of Segra managed security from policy review and implementation, upgrades and changes, and repair support for Segra’s customers. The SOC team at Segra also manages the daily care and sustainment of the firewall platforms and security applications used to deliver the managed security services. Jim and the team are actively involved in the development and roll out of new cyber security services and continuous improvement of the products and processes within the area of customer managed security.

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?