Q&A With Fidelity’s Director of I.T., Aron Pollak
As a leading provider of payment processing solutions for many businesses in the tri-state area, Fidelity keeps a close watch on emerging security threats—and unfortunately, in recent months, ransomware has been attacking businesses at growing rates. In our community alone, over a dozen companies have been targeted by this malicious software that locks the victim out of their files until a ransom is paid.
Ransomware attacks can be incredibly costly for businesses, and more often than not, businesses are left on their own to pick up the pieces (even government agencies like the FBI are unable to help). That’s why our Director of I.T., Aron Pollak, took it upon himself to volunteer his expertise—alongside a group of technicians within the I.T. community—to assist many of the victims whose businesses were brought to a complete shutdown by ransomware.
Aron sat down for a brief interview with Fidelity’s Security Manager, Zalman Miller, to share some insights into the nature of these attacks, as well as some advice on what organizations can do to protect themselves.