Ransomware is a form of malware, and in some cases, it can be life threatening. Learn about ways to avoid ransomware that include good security practices, at home or in an organization.
- [Instructor] The 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack…infected and held hostage…more than 300,000 computers worldwide.…Ransomware is a form of malware.…In some cases it can be life threatening,…as in a hospital setting.…Therefore, to avoid ransomware, good security practices…are very important at home or in an organization.…
Ransomware is a serious problem and can affect anyone,…including home users, small businesses, government,…health care providers, and large corporations.…Everyone is at risk,…but there are ways to avoid becoming a victim.…Most agree that any organization could survive…a ransomware attack, if they had suitably protected backups…and other security precautions in place.…
Best practices to protect against ransomware include…think before you click, use strong spam filters,…use anti-malware protection,…restrict access to non-business websites,…block advertising sites and links…using DNS services like OpenDNS,…and enforce email scanning and quarantining.…Don't friend strangers, or open suspicious emails.…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
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