Ransomware: Understanding. Prevent. Recover.


Understand. Prevent. Recover.

Second edition is now available!

Ransomware. The very name strikes fear in the heart of organizations. This type of malware attack isn’t new, but it’s more popular than ever, and spreading.

The scourge of ransomware is now in the news on a weekly basis, as companies all over the world—big and small, public and private—wonder if it will be their company in the headlines next. It’s a legitimate, and growing, fear, as the attackers get more sophisticated and automated attacks become more common.

The good news is that you can fight back. Things like cloud-based backup and disaster recovery, better detection methods, and new ways to help employees recognize threats are making organizations safer every day.

Download the second edition of  "Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover", written by Recorded Future's ransomware expert, Allan Liska, to better protect your organization.

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Key second edition updates include:

  • Many ransomware groups have been disbanded. Does that mean they’re really gone?
  • The rise of non-encryption-based ransomware demands, including data exfiltration.
  • The increase of ransomware connected to nation-states. It’s not just individuals any more.
  • Why you may not get your data back, even if you pay the ransom.
  • Keep an eye out for these new ways that ransomware actors get into your network.

About the author

Allan Liska

Ransomware Expert, Recorded Future

With more than 20 years of experience in ransomware and information security, Allan Liska has improved countless organizations’ security posture using more effective intelligence. Liska provides ransomware-related counsel and key recommendations to major global corporations and government agencies, sitting on national ransomware task forces and speaking at global conferences. Liska has worked as both a security practitioner and an ethical hacker at Symantec, iSIGHT Partners, FireEye, and Recorded Future. Regularly cited in The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and NBC News, he is a leading voice in ransomware and intelligence security. Liska has authored numerous books including “The Practice of Network Security, Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program;” “Securing NTP: A Quickstart Guide;” “Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion;” “DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System;” and “Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover.” Twitter: @uuallan