Learn how to protect yourself from ransomware with these free ebooks


Ransomware is barely out of the news these days. We had WannaCry wreaking havoc not so long ago, and now it’s the turn of Petya/NotPetya. And those are just two of the better-known threats; there are plenty more forms of ransomware out there which, while maybe not as prevalent, can have just as devastating an effect.

If you’re concerned about the threat of ransomware, which is easily one of the nastiest forms of malware out there, we have a selection of ebooks and whitepapers you can download for free which will give you all the knowledge you need to avoid becoming a victim, and which can help you recover from an infection.

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12 Tools You Can Use to Help Beat Ransomware from MakeUseOf is a good place to start, and the Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for IT Pros from KnowBe4 complements it nicely. The latter will tell you what to do when you get hit by ransomware and also how to prevent infection in the future.

There are four downloadable whitepapers from KnowBe4 to add to your reading list: Techniques for Dealing with Ransomware, Business Email Compromise, and Spearphishing, Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware, Your Money or Your Files! A Short History of Ransomware and Countermeasures and Employees at the Frontline in the Battle Against Ransomware. There’s also a free report: Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report.

Finally, we have a free whitepaper from Trend Micro which suggests Four Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware.

Given that ransomware alone cost organizations an estimated $1 billion in 2016, up from $24 million in 2015, and things are shaping up to be even worse in 2017, you can never be too prepared, or too informed, so get downloading now.

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