The Risks of Ransomware

This course covers what ransomware is, the risks of not protecting your data, and how you can protect yourself from ransomware attacks.

$ 9 USD

This course covers what ransomware is, the risks of not protecting your data, and how you can protect yourself from ransomware attacks.

$ 49 USD

Learn the importance of strong passwords, how to keep data and mobile phones safe, and how to prevent viruses and malware from destroying your company devices.

$ 299 USD

Unlimited access to all courses, learning resources and collections with new content at no additional cost for a full year.

Courses: 
1
12
328
Lessons: 
5
51
1,417
Resources: 
Workbook
Workbooks+
Multiple
Duration: 
10 minutes
130 minutes
Multiple
Access: 
30 days
60 days
12 months
Optimized for mobile

About

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 the 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.

What will you learn

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.

  1. What ransomware is
  2. The consequences of not protecting data
  3. How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks

Cybersecurity Essentials collection

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 the 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.

Other courses in this collection

Learn the importance of strong passwords, how to keep data and mobile phones safe, and how to prevent viruses and malware from destroying your company devices.

$ 9 USD

This course covers what ransomware is, the risks of not protecting your data, and how you can protect yourself from ransomware attacks.

$ 49 USD

Learn the importance of strong passwords, how to keep data and mobile phones safe, and how to prevent viruses and malware from destroying your company devices.

$ 299 USD

Unlimited access to all courses, learning resources and collections with new content at no additional cost for a full year.

Courses: 
1
12
328
Lessons: 
5
51
1,417
Resources: 
Workbook
Workbooks+
Multiple
Duration: 
10 minutes
130 minutes
Multiple
Access: 
30 days
60 days
12 months
Optimized for mobile