Abstract: Ransomware attacks continue to increase in frequency, complexity and damaging effects worldwide. Cybercriminals have operationalized ransomware into a multibillion-dollar illegal enterprise with the capability to exploit and disrupt even the largest and most sophisticated companies. However, both the probability and severity of an attack can be mitigated when companies develop and maintain strategies for both prevention and mitigation. This white paper offers insight into the current ransomware landscape and outlines steps an organization can take to prepare for and respond to ransomware attacks.

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Cybersecurity

Digital skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert
  • Basic

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Type of initiative

International initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills in education.
  • Digital skills for the labour force.

Target language

  • English

Methodology

Ransomware attacks continue to increase in frequency, complexity and damaging effects worldwide.1 Cybercriminals have operationalized ransomware into a multibillion-dollar illegal enterprise with the capability to exploit and disrupt even the largest and most sophisticated companies. However, both the probability and severity of an attack can be mitigated when companies develop and maintain strategies for both prevention and mitigation. This white paper offers insight into the current ransomware landscape and outlines steps an organization can take to prepare for and respond to ransomware attacks.

Main document - File for download

Blueprint-for-Ransomware-Defense.pdf

Supporting documents

Target group

  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 7)

Skills resource type

Other training material