Understanding ransomware


This whitepaper looks at ransomware and the impact, evolution and defensive strategies that can be employed by organisations.

While the paper is primarily focused on Microsoft Windows due to the historic prevalence and devastating impact on ransomware on this platform, it also focuses on mobile devices and Apple Mac OS X.

The paper will be useful to organisations that wish to understand what the problem is and what they can reasonably do about it through a mixture of policy and procedure, user education and technical mitigations.

By NCC Group
David Cannings
David Cannings
Cyber Security

My interests include computer security, digital electronics and writing tools to help analysis of cyber attacks.