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Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion

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The biggest online threat to businesses and consumers today is ransomware, a category of malware that can encrypt your computer files until you pay a ransom to unlock them. With this practical book, you’ll learn how easily ransomware infects your system and what steps you can take to stop the attack before it sets foot in the network.Security experts Allan Liska and Timothy Gallo explain how the success of these attacks has spawned not only several variants of ransomware, but also a litany of ever-changing ways they’re delivered to targets. You’ll learn pragmatic methods for responding quickly to a ransomware attack, as well as how to protect yourself from becoming infected in the first place.
  • Learn how ransomware enters your system and encrypts your files
  • Understand why ransomware use has grown, especially in recent years
  • Examine the organizations behind ransomware and the victims they target
  • Learn how wannabe hackers use Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) to launch campaigns
  • Understand how ransom is paid—and the pros and cons of paying
  • Use methods to protect your organization’s workstations and servers
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 11/21/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages

Preventing Ransomware: Enterprise Malware Defense: 39 Technical and Administrative Best Practices for 2016

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Has your enterprise already been compromised by Ransomware? Ransomware attacks continue to plague enterprises large and small in 2016. Having spent the past two decades consulting and working with large IT and InfoSec groups around the world I developed this guide in order to present a no-nonsense 39 point plan for hardening your process, technology, and yes even people against the dangers of Ransomware. By implementing these controls and procedures you can ensure that your enterprise is well protected against even sophisticated future breach attempts. Because no single control is 100% effective in preventing a cyber attack, this guide also covers process and planning for incident handling and threat intelligence sharing. All necessary components of a thorough and well thought out ransomware and malware preparedness plan for the enterprise.If you are a CISO, Information Security practitioner, enterprise auditor, or other technical professional overwhelmed by all of the same-sounding marketing that barrages your inbox every day you will appreciate this vendor-agnostic guide which attempts to cut through the marketing and provide an organized framework of technical best practices and process improvement items. All together the strategies and practices described in this guide form the building blocks of a complete ransomware or malware preparedness and prevention plan.
Publication date: 05/08/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages

Online and Under Attack: What Every Business Needs To Do Now To Manage Cyber Risk and Win Its Cyber War

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Online threats have drawn every business into a cyber war with hackers. The unfortunate reality for every CEO is that a cyber attack can cost them their job, or worse, lead to the downfall of an entire company. This book aims to arm corporate leaders with the weapons to fight back. The reader will be equipped with the tools to create and implement a comprehensive cyber risk management program. The multi-faceted approach provides a unique perspective from both the hacker and the victim's lens. This book provides key insights into the latest hacking techniques, technology defense, privacy law, government initiatives, insurance risk transfer products , best practices in data breach response and predictions into the future of the "Internet of Things".
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages

WannaCry Ransomware Attack: Protect yourself from WannaCry Ransomware: Cyber Risk and Cyber War

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Ransomware is emerged as one of the treacherous cyber attack facing both companies & clients. Major ransomware gangs can handle pushing their malware to an incredible number of computer systems. Users under ransomware hit often discover their priceless data locked with indestructible encryption. The excellence of the ransomware business design has generated a gold-rush mentality among attackers, as growing figures seek to cash in. Infection amounts are trending up-wards, with the number of new ransomware households discovered annually.Attacks against organizations are slowly increasing. While wide-scale, indiscriminate ransomware promotions stay the most common form of threat, new and more complex attacks are growing. Although more complex and time-consuming to execute, an effective targeted strike on a business can potentially infect a large number of computers, causing massive functional disruption and serious harm to earnings and reputation. In this book you will come to know all about Ransomware attack including new treats, preventation measure, new families and the way they enter into the computer. You need to be fully aware of the risk posed by ransomware and make building their defenses a continuing concern. While a multilayered method of security minimizes the opportunity of illness, it’s also vital to educate peoples about ransomware and cause them to become adopt guidelines.
Author: Emi Kalita
Published by: EMI Publication | Publication date: 05/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 66 pages

Ransomware & CryptoVirus: £$£$£$£$£$£$£$£$£$£$£ [Edition 3] (In the Brown Stuff series Book 2)

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This book examines Ransomware and CryptoVirus - How it works, Why normal antivirus software fails to stop them and what you can do about it.It covers:•A time line of CryptoVirus malware•The KillChain of a CryptoVirus attack and the key characteristics of the malware(functional analysis)•Detailed static analysis of an actual attack with fully annotated and decoded Trojan downloaders•A static analysis of a typical CryptoVirus malware – the encrypting exe•A review of why traditional AV failed - including empirical analysis of signature production times compared with release times of new variants•A detailed description and worked examples of Ghost-writing to evade signature detection, heuristic detection bypass and signatures detection•Strategies to be used to defend against them – include incident process, detection scripts, IoCs, Access-protection rules, MS-office settings and resilient build configurations•A brief overview of commercial NextGen protection systems •What’s new in ransomwareIt is a short book of 100 pages to keep the cost down to a couple of (bucks$) quid(£). The money goes to charity.It is a short book because it has a pinpoint focuses on ransomware and CryptoVirus. Being small and focused, It is not intended to replace the comprehensive Malware Bibles (although I do reference them) which are used to train malware analysts.Most CryptoVirus infections are delivered by macro Trojan downloaders. So any analysis requires some examination of macros and scripts. Similarly, like any book on malware, there are some excerpts of assembler code. These are all exceptionally heavily annotated and explained. In fact, this technical content was extensively tested in several workshops for junior first responders and was very well received. This book was an attempt at spreading the knowledge to a wider audience.So although the book has been designed for a wide audience within IT - It does require a basic knowledge (or at least a willingness to learn) very basic elements of scripting, and server administration. We all have our specialties and if these are not yours - this book (or malware analysis in general) is probably not for you.[Third Edition - 30/04/2017 ]
Author: MARK OSBORNE
Publication date: 02/26/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 103 pages

Super Cybersecurity Grandma: Ransomware Episode (Adventures of Super Cybersecurity Grandma Book 1)

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Amazing story about Jastin and his Super Cybersecurity Grandma working through the problems of being online and staying safe. In this episode, they tackle the ever-present issues of phishing and ransomware that plague all of us who are in the digital arena.BUILDING CYBER-READY WORKERS FROM A YOUNG AGE TO MEET NATIONAL WORKFORCE DEMANDS OF THE FUTURENovember 2016This book is dedicated to supporting the workforce needs for the 21st century in the areas of cybersecurity. Some surveys estimate that there are over 200,000 cybersecurity jobs left unfilled in 2015 and the demand will grow exponentially over the next 20 years. This book and subsequent episodes will educate and inspire a new generation of potential cyber technologists, workers and managers who will have had the opportunity to experience the cybersecurity territory from early childhood thus making “cyber speak” and careers in this area much less foreign. The book targets children between the ages of 8 and 12 and to adults who like to read with them. Everyone can benefit from reading these episodes in order to become safer online.McGarry (2013) reported that General Keith Alexander, former Director, NSA, described cybersecurity work as a “tremendous opportunity” for young people…” He said - “This generation is coming up cyber savvy,” after explaining how his almost 2-year-old granddaughter knows how to use an iPad to watch movies on Netflix. “We can train them. We can educate them.”. Source: McGarry, B. (Oct. 14, 2013). NSA Chief: What Cyberwarrior Shortage? NEXT EPISODE - CYBERBULLYING
Author: Lmb Pailen
Published by: Jastinenterprises, LLC | Publication date: 08/23/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages

Ransomware Attack: A Guide to Basic Protection from Malware and Ransomware Attacks for Employers and Employees (Ransomware and Malware - Malicious Software Protection)

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'A Simple Read that can Save your Business'.Ransomware AttackA Guide to Basic Protection from Malware and Ransomware Attacks for Employers and Employees.Stop Ransomware in its Tracks.Don’t become a victim of foolishness.A crash course in basic protection against ransomware for employers and employees.Ransomware is the #1 security concern for businesses. Attack frequency is at an all-time high and so are the demands. There have been more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring every day since the beginning of 2016. This is a 300% increase over 2015, in which 1,000 ransomware attacks were seen per day and only about 25% of ransomware attacks were even being reported. Between the months of January and September 2016, ransomware attacks on businesses increased from once every two minutes to once every forty seconds - Datex CorporationA Copy of this Publication should be Owned, and Read, by every Employee of your Company............
Publication date: 08/12/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 41 pages

Cyber Security 51 Handy Things To Know About Cyber Attacks: From the first Cyber Attack in 1988 to the WannaCry ransomware 2017. Tips and Signs to Protect your hardaware and software

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There are handy tips on how to protect your computer/s and what signs to look out for that your information might be under attack. This is the must have book for individuals and businesses. The Cyber threat landscape is continuously evolving and the motivations behind cyber attacks are changing day by day. Youths are increasingly getting themselves involved in cyber-crimes. All sorts of businesses are under threats from cyber attacks and are unprepared from protecting themselves against such crimes that lead to great stress and financial loses. The process of hacking (that used to be regarded as a coding crime) has drastically changed over the years. In addition to utilizing malware, hackers are increasingly adopting social engineering as a means of exploiting vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is imperative to learn more about the factors, modes, consequences, and lessons reading cyber attacks. The following 51 brief paragraphs will provide a useful overview regarding the major issues about cyber attacks.Point titles are as follows:Characteristics of cyber attacks and the history of The relationship between cyber security and the responsible cyber citizensReason for utilizing internet as a mode of launching attacksEasy availability of hacking tools encouraging cyber-crimesInfinite scope for initiating cyber attacks: Nothing is safe The most hacker-active countries in the world The most well known hacking groups of all time Important things to know about cyber vulnerabilityCommon forms of cyber-crimes with brief descriptionsCategorizing cyber-attackers from multiple perspectivesVarieties of cyber attacks and ways to initiate these Cyber crime scenarios to avoid so as to remain safe Early symptoms of imminent cyber attacks Sure signs a system has been compromised Relatively easy ways utilized by hackers to get access to your data Relatively less cumbersome ways to prevent most attacks Ways to reduce risk to websites Inadequate protection offered by traditional antivirus programsWays to remain vigilant and avoid cyber attacks Malware: Cyber-criminal’s ultimate choice Encryption: Proven way to remain secured Ransomware: A brief history and timelineRansomware classification considering severity and complexity How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks Recommended undertakings amidst ransomware attacks How and why companies pay the ransom Rationale behind ransomware attacks on public institutions Ransomware: A weapon of mass economic destruction Exponential rise in cyber attacks targeting small business enterprisesProactive defense: Understanding the threat landscape Tools employed by hacktivists and means of defending against these Common techniques used by cyber criminals and ways to avoid these How to deal with insider threat to limit cyber-crime How to limit sate and corporate sponsored attacks Use of social engineering as a mode of initiating cyber attacks Types of threats where human behavior is a causeWays of neutralizing the human factor in cyber attacks Components of contemporary hacking operations Best operating system for cyber criminals Methods of tracing the hackers behind cyber attacks Security measures before cyber attacks: Prevention Security measures during cyber attacks: Incident management Security measure after cyber attacks: Consequence management Online freedom versus fear when cyber security is in question Likelihood of a widespread smart grid attack and potential catastrophe associated with this International efforts to contain cyber attacks Role of punishment in reducing cyber-crime Law enforcement proved insufficient in tackling cyber-crimes Prerequisites of a top-notch threat intelligence Future of cyber-crime and cyber security National capacity building to combat cyber crime
Published by: R.J.T Lion Publishing | Publication date: 05/24/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages

Preventing Digital Extortion: Mitigate ransomware, DDoS, and other cyber-extortion attacks

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Learn the art of preventing digital extortion and securing confidential dataAbout This Book
  • Get acquainted with multiple cyber extortion attacks and techniques to mitigate them
  • Learn how DDOS, Crypto Virus, and other cyber extortion techniques can infect your computers, smartphones, servers, and cloud
  • A concise, fast-paced guide that develops your skills in protecting confidential data by leveraging widely used tools
Who This Book Is ForThis book targets IT security managers, IT security engineers, security analysts, and professionals who are eager to avoid digital extortion for themselves or their organizations. They may have heard of such attacks but are not aware of their various types, techniques, and business impact.What You Will Learn
  • Delve into the various types, stages, and economics of digital extortion
  • Understand the science behind different attacks
  • Understand the gravity of and mechanics behind ransomware and prevent and mitigate data breaches and financial losses
  • Use effective tools to defend against ransomware
  • Analyze attacks, the money flow, and cyber insurance processes
  • Learn the art of preventing digital extortion and securing confidential data
  • Get an idea of the future of extortion tactics and how technological advances will affect their development
In DetailMore and more cyber threats keep emerging every day, affecting organizations across the board, targeting the entire spectrum of the Internet. Digital--or cyber--extortion so far has come across as the most serious of such threats as it seeks to profit from criminal activity, akin to blackmail. Such extortion has been rising exponentially in the digital age and has become a huge illegal money-making business, affecting users and organizations ranging from small businesses to large enterprises.This is an insightful study spelling out in detail the ways and means employed by cyber criminals in targeting various devices and the multiple dangers such malicious activity embodies.Here will be found an overview of methods employed to impact and infect computers, smartphones, servers, and the IoT for cyber extortion. Then, it will move on to specific subjects in more detail, covering attacks such as DDoS-based extortion, cryptoviruses, and ransomware. You will learn how to prevent such attacks and eliminate them if you are compromised. This book will help you become a pro at securing your data and preventing your organization from paying a hefty ransom.Style and approachThis step-by-step guide will start with the fundamentals of digital or cyber extortion and the various techniques used by hackers to demand ransom from an organization. It also focuses on types of ransomware and how it can infect your computer, mobile, cloud, server, and IOT. This practical guide will also explain how you can eliminate such attacks by leveraging various open source/commercial tools.
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 360 pages

Retribution (Dylan Kane #7) (Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers)

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“Dylan Kane leaves James Bond in his dust!”USA TODAY and BARNES & NOBLE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR • “A MASTER STORYTELLER” • OVER 800,000 BOOKS SOLD • OVER 3,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWSA CRIPPLING CYBERATTACK.A HEART-WRENCHING LOSS.WILL ONE MAN’S THIRST FOR REVENGE LEAD TO WAR?Two years ago, cyber security specialist Clayton Hummel unknowingly betrayed his country for love, and today, billionaire Franklin Temple pays the price. Blinded by grief and rage, and dissatisfied with his government’s response, Temple uses his considerable wealth to take matters into his own hands, and bring justice to those responsible for the greatest cyberattack in history.And his thirst for revenge may just lead us to war.Join CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane and his team, as they race a grieving father to find those responsible for a ransomware attack that crippled millions of computers around the world, including those in one town, in one hospital, where one young, innocent patient died as a result.From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes another torn from the headlines thriller, Retribution, where he once again takes current events and twists them to his own end, delivering a taut action-packed page-turner certain to leave you wondering who to cheer for. Packed with heartache and pain, hope and romance, and enough thrilling action and laughter to satisfy any fan of the genre, Retribution delivers like only Kennedy can.Reserve your copy now, and be among the first to read what might be tomorrow’s headlines!WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DYLAN KANE SERIES“The action sequences are particularly well-written and exciting, without being overblown.”“I love how the author explains what's needed but doesn't just ramble on in narrative.”“The events in this adventure are so real and so heart pounding you can't put it down. Mr. Kennedy is by far my favorite writer.”“Don’t mess with Kane, he takes no prisoners, especially when you target his friends.”“This is one of the best stories I have ever read. The action and plot is believable and exciting and of course the climax is nail biting stuff. This author sure knows his stuff - if not, he does a great job of convincing his reader that he does!”“Fast paced international spy thriller with good old American values among its main characters. I'd like to think we really do have agents like Kane.”
Publication date: 08/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 326 pages
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