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A conversation with a 'chief ransomware negotiator'

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  • A few years ago Karen Sprenger stepped in to negotiate with a ransomware group that had attacked one her company’s clients. Since then she has been the company’s chief ransomware negotiator.
  • What exactly does a ransomware negotiator do? The Block connected with Sprenger to find out. 
Karen Sprenger has been negotiating with ransomware groups for five years. She sat down with The Block to explain what that entails.

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