The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on ransomware yesterday.

The three-panel event focused on cybersecurity issues, including how to protect oneself from infection and what to do if your data is encrypted. Coin Center was there and we were happy to see that when Bitcoin came up it was generally regarded as a legitimate technology that has sadly been coopted by criminals, much like Tor. As we have explained before, Bitcoin is certainly not the cause of ransomware, it’s cybersecurity that needs to be improved. Video of the event is available online.