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May 2017

Focus: how to avoid being hit by ransomware

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The global ransomware attack of May 2017 that affected more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries shocked many business and political leaders – not least in the UK, where parts of the National Health Service were forced to restrict operations and turn away patients. But the scale of the attack came as less of a surprise to IT and information security experts, who have been predicting an incident of this severity for a long time. Will the rapid spread of the WannaCry exploit finally be a wake-up call to organisations to take cyber security more seriously? Only time will tell – but there are no more excuses for not being prepared for further ransomware threats. In this special report, we analyse the risks of ransomware and provide the latest best practice advice on how to protect your organisation from this fast-growing form of malicious software.

Table Of Contents

  • Global ransomware attack could be long-awaited wake-up call
  • Ransomware expected to dominate in 2017
  • Five steps for business after WannaCry cyber attack
  • How to avoid being caught out by ransomware