More and more cyber threats keep emerging every day, affecting organizations across the board, targeting the entire spectrum of the Internet. Digital--or cyber--extortion so far has come across as the most serious of such threats as it seeks to profit from criminal activity, akin to blackmail. Such extortion has been rising exponentially in the digital age and has become a huge illegal money-making business, affecting users and organizations ranging from small businesses to large enterprises.
This is an insightful study spelling out in detail the ways and means employed by cyber criminals in targeting various devices and the multiple dangers such malicious activity embodies.
Here will be found an overview of methods employed to impact and infect computers, smartphones, servers, and the IoT for cyber extortion. Then, it will move on to specific subjects in more detail, covering attacks such as DDoS-based extortion, cryptoviruses, and ransomware. You will learn how to prevent such attacks and eliminate them if you are compromised. This book will help you become a pro at securing your data and preventing your organization from paying a hefty ransom.
What You Will Learn
About the Author
A transformation specialist with over 20 years' experience as a business leader focused on the next generation of enterprise companies including security, Dhanya Thakkar understands how to help organizations drive innovation, compliance, and business efficiency while managing risk without compromising security. With a strong track record in leadership roles in top-tier technology firms and in various start-ups, he is recognized as an industry thought leader and is regularly quoted by the press on issues surrounding information security, cybercrime, and the future of technology by trade, national, and international media.
A highly dynamic and extremely skilled executive who successfully blends technological acumen and business skills, he has a proven track record in demonstrating to organizations how to operationalize their cyber security policies with effective tools, processes, and people.
He is the co-inventor of two patented technologies and has published articles on software technology. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. He completed the Executive Program at Queen's School of Business. He has helped create and grow multiple technology businesses and product lines to market-leading positions and is also a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the world.
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