The Risks of Ransomware
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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 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 ransomware is
The consequences of not protecting data
How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks
Why your teams need this course
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.
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The Power of a Strong Password
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The Danger of Viruses & Malware
Viruses and malware pose serious risks to a company. This course covers the dangers and how to prevent rogue agents from hijacking your data.