• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Ransomware attacks have surged recently. You see all types of organizations and users impacted by this threat. It is estimated that ransomware will increase in frequency and impact in the coming months and years. In this course, Cybersecurity Threats: Ransomware, you'll receive comprehensive knowledge of typical infection points where ransomware can get into your systems and understand the options you have to recover your encrypted files. First, you'll discover what tools are available, many of them free, to help you recover a system that has suffered a ransomware attack. Next, you'll explore what you need to be aware of if you decide to pay the ransom to avoid some pitfalls. Finally, you'll learn how to defend your network and system and create an incident response plan to have at the ready should your systems be attacked. By the end of this course, you'll have all the necessary skills and knowledge to manage the threat of ransomware.

Learning Objectives

  • Ransomware
  • Ransomware Entry Points
  • Incident Response Detection and Containment
  • Incident Response Eradication and Recovery
  • Countermeasures

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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