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Ransomware

Increasingly popular among criminals and recognised by security experts as one of the fastest-growing forms of cyber threat, ransomware is a malicious program that demands payment after launching a cyber attack on a computer system.


The impact of ransomware

Affecting more than 200,000 organisations across 150 countries, the WannaCry attack of 2017 highlighted the prevalence and reach of ransomware. The malicious program exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft’s SMB software, rapidly spreading across networks and locking files, rendering them unavailable.

Protect your business in 10 minutes

IT Governance recognises that people present the greatest cyber security threat. Our Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course will educate your employees on the importance of vigilant security, helping you to reduce the likelihood of phishing and ransomware attacks caused by ignorant or negligent staff.

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Protect yourself with IT Governance cyber security and technical services

IT Governance’s cyber security consultancy and technical services are delivered by a team of experienced in-house consultants and penetration testers who have a deep understanding of the range of cyber risks faced by organisations today, enabling you to implement the best possible security solutions for your budget and requirements.


Our solutions:

Cyber Health Check

Do you have robust oversight of how effective your security plan is? Are the right IT security controls in place to protect your business critical information?IT Governance’s Cyber Health Check combines on-site consultancy and audit with remote vulnerability assessments to evaluate your cyber risk exposure. This three-stage approach identifies your actual cyber risks, measures the effectiveness of your response capability to those risks and analyses your real risk exposure. You will be provided with a final prioritised action plan for managing the identified risks in a manner that aligns with your business objectives.

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ISO 27001 consultancy

Does your organisation have the requisite security controls to monitor, review and protect its information assets?Globally recognised as the most comprehensive solution for achieving effective cyber resilience, ISO 27001 is the international best-practice standard for an ISMS (information security management system). From fixed-price packages to bespoke consultancy, we can provide everything you need to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

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Penetration testing services

Do you need to assess your organisation’s vulnerability to attack or the value and exploitability of critical assets?We simulate an attack to test your defences and identify your business-critical vulnerabilities, enabling you to better protect your systems.
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Phishing staff awareness course

Are you confident that your staff have the knowledge and awareness to rebuff phishing attacks that distribute ransomware?Reduce the threat of phishing and ransomware attacks caused by human error by enrolling your employees on this practical staff awareness course. It provides explanations of how phishing attacks work, the tactics employed by cyber criminals, and how to identify and avoid phishing campaigns.

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Cyber incident response plan

Does your organisation have a recovery plan to support your response time and the resumption of business activities after a ransomware attack?Underwritten by CREST best-practice frameworks (including ISO 27001 and ISO 27035 – the international standard for cyber incident response), IT Governance’s cyber security incident response consultancy service can help you develop a mature cyber security posture and ensure your resilience capabilities against a wide range of cyber incidents.
 

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Speak to an expert

To find out more on how our cyber security products and services can protect your organisation, or to receive some guidance and advice, speak to one of our experts.