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   Books / eBook : Preventing Digital Extortion
Preventing Digital Extortion

Preventing Digital Extortion by Dhanya Thakkar
English | 26 May 2017 | ASIN: B071V5827C | 360 Pages | AZW3 | 7.67 MB

Key Features

Get acquainted with multiple cyber extortion attacks and techniques to mitigate them
Learn how DDOS, Crypto Virus, and other cyber extortion techniques can infect your computers, smartphones, servers, and cloud
A concise, fast-paced guide that develops your skills in protecting confidential data by leveraging widely used tools

Book Description

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

Delve into the various types, stages, and economics of digital extortion
Understand the science behind different attacks
Understand the gravity of and mechanics behind ransomware and prevent and mitigate data breaches and financial losses
Use effective tools to defend against ransomware
Analyze attacks, the money flow, and cyber insurance processes
Learn the art of preventing digital extortion and securing confidential data
Get an idea of the future of extortion tactics and how technological advances will affect their development

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Cyber Extortion
DDoS Extortion
Avoiding Data Theft Extortion
Mitigating Locker Ransomware
Crypto Ransomware Prevention Techniques
Exploring Mobile Extortions
Follow the Money
Held Hostage - What Now?
Extortion of the Future

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