Ransomware Awareness Month
Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Observed in July, Ransomware Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness surrounding the threats of ransomware and the extent to which cyber criminals may exploit sensitive personal or organisational information.
We have provided you with a number of free resources for you to download, engage with and utilise to spread awareness surrounding this important topic.
This short video introduces ransomware, discusses how it is delivered, and explains the effect of an infection. Users are provided with best practices for minimising the threat of ransomware.
This interactive module will teach participants the importance of cyber safe habitis and the best practices for minimising the threat of ransomware.
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Our ransomware infographic will help teach you about the most common types of malware, the latest ransomware attack trends, answer your questions about paying the ransom, and how to prevent an attack.
Most ransomware variants encrypt the files on the affected computer – usually by way of a malicious link or ad clicked, rendering the system and/or files inaccessible, and then demanding a ransom payment to restore access.