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Law’s Juscelino Colares, ISSACS’ Nicholas Barendt discuss concerns for paying cybercriminals

Cleveland experts say to consider vulnerabilities in systems and staff to avoid ransomware

WEWSJuscelino Colares, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law, and Nicholas Barendt, the co-executive director of the Internet of Things Collaborative between CWRU and Cleveland State University and executive director of CWRU’s Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems, agreed that the move by meat supplier JBS—paying $11 million to cybercriminals who attacked the company with ransomware—set a bad precedent for cybersecurity in the U.S.