Ransomware - A crash course on how to win the war on ransomware

How To Solve One of Your Most Terrifying Security Threats - A Primer of Ransomware

About This Course

Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware test your organization's defences. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity.

Instead, learn about the enemy, from a brief overview of ransomware, its operation, history to what you can do to minimize its impact on your organization.

The course is delivered as a video presentation module plus there is a quiz.

The three objectives of the course are:

1 - Provide background on ransomware

2 - Provide information regarding

• what you can do to protect your organization

• How to identify a ransomware attack

• What to do should you be subjected to a ransomware attack

3 - Identify additional sources of information regarding ransomware

At the end of the course there is a quiz that will let you know if you understood the concepts presented.

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of what Ransomware is and apply this knowledge to your work environment.

Upon successful completion of all quizzes you will get a Certificate of Completion from Global Risk Academy

Who This Course Is For?

This is meant as an introductory course for the non-technical person, including executives, who need some basic information so they can understand the risk that ransomware creates for their organization. It is not designed for the technical savvy.


Your Instructor

Douglas A. Nagan
Douglas A. Nagan

Doug Nagan has over fifty years experience in computer and information technology. Currently he is working with clients on projects involving business and IT strategic issues. He most recently created, with a Philadelphia law firm, Kleinbard LLC, a family of cyber risk exposure management protocols.

The protocols, Frigate for general business use, and Summa for higher educational institutions, provide a strategic overview of organizations' cyber risk exposures with recommendation for appropriate actions to address the potential risks.

Doug has assisted clients, including the U.S. Air Force, assess risks in manufacturing, finance, IT and supply chains. Results have included direct savings of over $100 million and the avoidance of potential risks of equivalent value through assessment of existing operational and implementing suggested improvements.

His experience includes: business analysis, business continuity, information technology, merger consolidation, operations and process improvement, project and program management, risk assessment and management, and sourcing strategy. Clients range from start-ups to Global 25 corporations across eight industries.

Doug founded Nagan Research Group in 2009 to pursue research in cyber risk. In 1992, Doug founded and led International Resource Management, Inc. for 16 years to provide high level strategic guidance to corporate clients and to pursue the development of several technologies that he had invented. He currently holds U.S. Patent 5,818,400 for a new display technology.

Prior to 1992, Doug held executive positions in John Wiley & Sons, The Boston Company and Commercial Union.

Education: BS in Electrical Engineering – Lafayette College

MBA course work – New York University

Life Member IEEE and The Computer Society

Publications: eERM – effective Enterprise Risk Management 2011 ISBN 978-1460980446; eCEM –effective Cyber Exposure Management 2012 ISBN 978-1478183785; The Case for a National Preparedness Standard and Metric, presented at the IEEE-HST conference in May 2007

Course Curriculum

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Recent Results

"The course was very useful and I have a much better and clearer understanding of cyber risk exposure. It is well presented and hits all the right notes. A good framework which I will be incorporating into our bank branch in Australia"

- Vijay Poobathy, Risk & Compliance Office, Australia

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we be sure to avoid ransomware attacks?
You can't. The best you can do is make it hard for the ransomware attackers to come after you. They generally go after the easy targets. So do not be an easy target. Have good technical security, address and manage your cyber exposures, and educate your staff. "But do not forget to have good safe backups just in case.
You seem to be saying we have to pay more attention to security?
Yes if you want to minimize the possibility of a ransomware attack. This is especially true of behavioral security, non technical such a use of social media on organizational equipment as an example.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you join, you'll have lifetime access to a completely self-paced online course available on any device. You can decide what content you want to start with, when you'd like to start and when you'd like to finish. You will also get all future updates that we will regularly provide.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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