Ransomware is a type of malicious programme that demands payment after launching a cyber attack on a computer system. This type of malware has become increasingly popular among criminals, costing organisations millions each year.


The impact of ransomware

Security experts recognise that ransomware is one of the fastest-growing forms of cyber attack. Its prevalence and reach was emphasised when WannaCry/WannaCrypt/WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WannaDecryptor ransomware exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s SMB software and spread rapidly across networks in May 2017, locking away files. The attack affected 200,000 organisations in 150 countries, including the UK’s National Health Service, Telefónica in Spain, and Nissan’s Sunderland plant, among many others.


How to protect your business in 10 minutes.

Preventing ransomware attacks can be as simple as ten minutes of staff training. We’ve developed a Human Patch e-learning course to help you take action against the increasing threat of phishing and ransomware attacks by educating your employees to be vigilant and secure.

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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:


ISO 27001 consultancy

Does your organisation have the necessary security controls to monitor, review and protect your organisation’s information assets?

ISO 27001 is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). It is globally recognised as the most comprehensive solution to achieving an enhanced cyber security posture. From fixed-price packages to bespoke consultancy, we can supply everything you need to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS in your organisation.

Penetration testing services

Do you need to assess your organisation’s vulnerability to attack or the value and exploitability of critical assets?

We can test your defences with our penetration testing services. By simulating an attack, we can detect your business-critical vulnerabilities and work with you to protect your systems.

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 attacks that distribute ransomware by enrolling your team on this practical staff awareness course. It will help you and your team understand how phishing attacks work, the tactics that cyber criminals employ, and how to spot and avoid a phishing campaign.

Cyber incident response plan

Are you confident that your staff have the knowledge and awareness to rebuff phishing attacks that distribute ransomware?

IT Governance's cyber security incident response consultancy service is based on best-practice frameworks developed by CREST, ISO 27001 and ISO/IEC 27035 (the international standard for cyber incident response), and can help you develop the resilience to protect against, remediate and recover from a wide range of cyber incidents.

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.