Join Malcolm Shore for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring ransomware, part of Cybersecurity Foundations.
- Let's have a look at the particular form…of malware known as ransomware.…For targets with current backups,…being hit with ransomware is just a nuisance.…But for those without, it can be…a very expensive lesson in practical cyber security.…Instead of stealing information,…ransomware encrypts files or storage systems…on its target to lock out their legitimate owner…and then demands payment for the decryption key.…Asymmetric encryption is typically used for this.…I won't delve into the mysteries of…asymmetric encryption in this course,…but if you'd like to learn more about it,…then do take a look at Sean Collins' course on SSL…which includes a tutorial on understanding…key pair encryption.…
Let's take a look at a contemporary example of ransomware.…CryptoLocker emerged in 2013…and was the most prevalent variant of ransomeware…until mid 2014 when new variants…such as TorrentLocker and Cryptowall took over.…CryptoLocker was extraordinarily successful…with an estimated 234,000 victims.…It used phishing campaigns to…
By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of the threats that affect private, corporate, and government networks, and the knowledge to prevent attacks and defeat them.
- Dissecting cyber risk
- Working with NIST, COBIT 5, DSS05, and other frameworks
- Exploring cybercrime
- Understanding how malware hides
- Selecting security controls
- Managing user access and identity
- Monitoring your network
- Managing incident response
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Cybersecurity Foundations
2. Cybersecurity Threats
3. Security Architecture
4. Incident Management
Responding to an incident6m 40s
Next steps1m 10s
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