The Risks of Ransomware


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It’s been a stalwart of movie plots since cinema began: Bad guy kidnaps the love interest of the main protagonist, demands an impossible ransom, and hero has to try and save the day. When it happens on screen for your entertainment, it’s fine, right? The thing is, criminals these days might not kidnap people. They’ve learned from the mistakes people made in the movies and go after something much easier. Your data. Whether it’s at home or at work, when a rogue element takes over your computer and encrypts your files so you can’t access them unless you pay a fee, that’s called ransomware. This can be scary, and also financially damaging if you don’t know what to do. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand what ransomware is • Understand the consequences of not protecting data • Protect yourself from ransomware attacks Why take this course? Imagine the damage it would cause if you could never access your computer again. That business plan people are relying on. The payroll details. Holiday schedules. It doesn’t bear thinking about. And a simple ‘reset password’ call to the IT department isn’t going to work. This course will show you how you can prevent attacks and protect your data. 10 mins | SCORM | Workbook


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