The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise. Targeted organisations often believe that paying the ransom is the most cost-effective way to get their data back - and, unfortunately, this may be true. The problem is that every single business that pays to recover its files is directly funding the development of the next generation of ransomware. As a result, ransomware is evolving at an alarming rate with new and more sophisticated variants.
Ransomware must be prevented when possible, detected when it attempts to breach a network, and contained to limit potential damage when it infects systems and endpoints. Ransomware defence calls for a "new-best-of-breed" architectural approach that spans the organisation at the edge in the domain name system (DNS) layer to the data centre and across endpoint devices, no matter where they are being used.
"Ransomware Defence for Dummies" is an e-book published on behalf of Cisco, and consists of five short chapters. This e-book was written under the assumption that its readers know a little something about IT networking, infrastructure, and enterprise systems. If that describes you, then this e-book is for you! If not, keep reading anyway. it's a great read and when you are finished with it, you will know enough about ransomware defence to be dangerous (at least to the bad guys)!
That being said, there is only so much about this vast topic that can be covered in this short e-book, so if you find yourself at the end of this book, thinking, "Gosh, this was an amazing book. Where can I learn more?" just go to www.cisco.com/go/ransomware.
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