Preventing Ransomware: Understand, prevent, and remediate ransomware attacks
Writers: Mounir Hahad, Abhijit Mohanta, Kumaraguru Velmurugan
Published: 23 March 2018
Ransomware has turned out to be the most aggressive malware and has affected numerous organizations in the recent past. The current need is to have a solid defensive mechanism in place for workstations and servers in an organization.
Preventing Ransomware starts by explaining the basics of malware, specifically ransomware. The book provides some quick tips on malware analysis and how you can identify different kinds of malware. We will also take a look at different types of ransomware, and how it reaches your system, spreads in your organization, and hijacks your computer. Then, we move on to how the ransom is paid and the negative effects of doing so. You will learn how to respond quickly to ransomware attacks The book gives a brief overview of the internals of security software and Windows features that can be helpful in ransomware prevention for administrators. In the concluding chapters, you will also look at practical use cases in each stage of the ransomware phenomenon. The book talks in detail about the latest ransomware attacks involving WannaCry, Petya, and BadRabbit.
By the end of this book, you will have extensive knowledge of the trending malware in the tech industry at present.
What you will learn
- Understand malware types and techniques with examples
- Obtain a quick malware analysis
- Understand ransomware techniques, their distribution and payment mechanism
- Case studies of famous ransomware attacks
- Discover detection technologies for complex malware and ransomware
- Configure security software to protect against ransomware
- Handle ransomware infections
Who This Book Is For
Preventing Ransomware is targeted toward security administrator, security analysts, or any stakeholders in the security sector who want to learn about the most trending malware in the current market: ransomware.
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