By Jon Munshaw.

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We are from the first (or last) people to say this, but 2021 is the year of ransomware. It’s by far the biggest story on the security landscape right now. And everything from oil pipelines to grain co-ops, to hospitals and schools have been targeted by ransomware this year. Azim Khodjibaev joins the show for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to wrap up everything we’ve seen on the ransomware landscape this year. Azim reflects on his interview with a LockBit operator, the pros and cons of “double extortion campaigns,” and discusses the lessons defenders can learn from the past 10 months.