Second Edition of Foundational Ransomware Book Released


Keith Ward
March 7, 2023

Second Edition of Foundational Ransomware Book Released

When the first edition of “Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover.” was released, it was groundbreaking. It quickly gained popularity, and became a go-to resource for admins, architects, C-suite executives—basically, anyone having responsibility for ransomware protection in an organization—to guide them in defeating the Bad Guys.

Written by ransomware uber-expert Allan Liska and produced by ActualTech Media, the book has remained popular since its release in October 2021. In the meantime, there have been a number of changes in the ransomware world, including the ways in which ransomware operators do business. Because of that, “Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover.” has been revised.

The second edition of the book is now available for purchase at Amazon. It’s been fully refreshed, and includes new information on topics like:

  • Ransomware groups that have been disbanded, and what it means for you
  • Extortion-only groups that don’t rely on encryption to carry out their attacks
  • The rise of ransomware connected to nation-states
  • Double-, triple-, and even quadruple-extortion schemes
  • The new ways that ransomware groups get inside your network

As a sample of some of the updated content you’ll find in “Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover.”, here’s what Liska says in the section on the rise of extortion-only groups:

“One thing victims of these kinds of attacks need to be aware of is that, even if a ransom is paid, the data is rarely if ever deleted, despite all assurances by the threat actor. The data will be removed from the data leak site, but security firms have disclosed that data that was reported by the threat actors as deleted often shows up for sale on underground forums months or years later.”

This crucial insight can help companies decide whether or not to pay a ransom demand. After all, if you lose the data anyway, why would you pay?

It’s that kind of actionable information that makes the second edition of “Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover.” so useful. It’s hard to stay ahead of the game, when the rules seem to change so fast. That’s why this book exists. Up your game by getting the book.

Read The Press Release Here.

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