Ransomware, 2nd Edition: Understand. Prevent. Recover. Front Cover

Ransomware, 2nd Edition: Understand. Prevent. Recover.


You Don’t Have To Be a Victim!

Ransomware. The very name strikes fear in the heart of all organizations. This type of malware attack isn’t new, but it’s more popular than ever before. With the release of this 2nd Edition, this book’s content is updated to cover the latest information about ‘extortion only’ groups, the rise of nation-state ransomware attacks, what this means for negotiations and payment, and goes into detail about how ransomware groups are weaponizing the negotiations process to corner victims and coerce faster payment.

The scourge of ransomware is now in the news weekly, as companies worldwide—big and small, public and private—wonder if it will be their company in the headlines next. It’s a legitimate and growing fear as the attackers get more sophisticated and automated attacks become far more common.

The good news is that you can fight back. Things like cloud-based backup and disaster recovery, better detection methods, and new ways to help employees recognize threats are protecting organizations and safeguarding them against these attacks.

This guide provides expert information about how to be ransomware resistant by learning how ransomware works, how to prepare for it, and how to defeat it when it comes for you. Some of the topics you’ll read about in these pages include:

  • Why ransomware has exploded in recent years
  • How to stop a ransomware attack in its tracks
  • The top vulnerabilities targeted by ransomware
  • Surviving a ransomware attack with minimal damage
  • Should you pay the ransom?
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