Ransomware Explained: The Business Decisions Required to Prevent and Survive an Attack

Solutions Architect Whitepaper Series Authored by:

Tim Cullen, CISSP, F5-CTS
Elliott Abraham, CSSA, CISSP

This whitepaper will explain what Ransomware is, how it operates, and what business challenges an organization could face in the wake of a Ransomware attack. There are many articles discussing the inner-workings of Ransomware, but this whitepaper is designed to take a Business Intelligence and Business Continuity approach.

This whitepaper addresses the following questions:

  • What is Ransomware?
  • Who are the “real” targets?
  • How does a company protect itself against Ransomware?
  • How do we know if our organization is infected with Ransomware?
  • What do we do if we are infected with Ransomware?