Responding to a Ransomware Attack
Monday, 8 am. You turn on your laptop and read the words that every business fears:
*YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!*
An accompanying message says that “unless you transfer Bitcoins in the next 24 hours, all your data will be destroyed.” It’s a ransomware attack. They’re dangerous, they’re damaging, and they’re on the rise. Ransomware attacks can cost businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars, so you need to know how to protect yourself against them.
Any sector can be a target – from businesses of any size to institutions like schools or universities. The good news is that there are actions you can take to prepare you for a potential ransomware attack and to mitigate what happens after one. This course will show you how.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Describe common types of ransomware attacks
• Identify what common ransomware attacks look like and what action to take
• Adopt ways to defend yourself or your business against future ransomware attacks
Why take this course?
Whether you’re working from home or in the office, it’s vital that you and everyone else in your organization are prepared for ransomware attacks, know how to identify them, and understand what to do if you’re a target. This course will show you how to prepare for and protect against ransomware attacks.
10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks