SANS ‘Ouch!’ Newsletter on Ransomware

The latest SANS ‘Ouch!’ newsletter is dedicated to a description of ransomware and tips on how to counter it.  And no, I have no idea why they chose the name Ouch!

Like other editions, this particular newsletter issue is presumably aimed primarily at home users rather than corporates. (Though it does include a link to the SANS Advanced Cybersecurity Learning Platform.) At any rate, it’s fairly simplistic. However, it’s accurate enough (though I’d take issue with the fact that it seems to suggest that cloud-based backups are safe from ransomware, which isn’t always true).

Anyway, anything that might help raise awareness and understanding of the issue among the general population is worth publicizing.

David Harley

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