Ransomware is a form of malware that targets your critical data and systems for the purpose of extortion. Ransomware is designed to encrypt files on a device, making any files or systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often threaten to sell or leak the data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After taking this course, you will be able to...
- Recognize what ransomware is
- Identify how ransomware attacks are conducted
- Indicate key controls to protect against and/or recover from ransomware attacks
The major topics covered in this class include:
- Overview of ransomware
- Ransomware trends
- Overview of how ransomware attacks are conducted
- Considerations when deciding whether or not to pay the attackers
- Key controls for protecting against ransomware