Yesterday news came that Gillett was stepping down in order to move to symantec as COO.
“Those are quite rare,” says Eric Chien, a researcher at symantec, a computer-security firm.
Ransomware “gangs” are successfully extorting $5 million a year, symantec estimates.
A report released last year by security software maker symantec called it “a growing menace.”
symantec offers one kind of PGP software, but there are many more options out there.