Ransomware is big business for cyber criminals. Kaspersky discovered that the average organization ends up paying $1.2 million per incident, making network security a top priority in many organizations. But what is ransomware and how do you protect yourself and your organization?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, usually disguised as a legitimate email attachment. Once the attachment is opened, files on your hard drive are encrypted and inaccessible until you or your organization pay the ‘ransom’ to free your data. Hackers use ransomware to hold governments, financial institutions and other businesses hostage.

The best way to prevent a ransomware attack is through a comprehensive network security program. Learn how to protect your personal and organizational data from ransomware with a certificate course from New Horizons. Our innovative Online LIVE® platform brings the full classroom experience to you, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your home. Get started today.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0

Students will learn how to scan, test, hack and secure target systems. The course covers the Five Phases of Ethical Hacking, diving into Reconnaissance, Gaining Access, Enumeration, Maintaining Access, and covering your tracks.

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CompTIA Penetration Tester (PenTest+) Certification

CompTIA PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of your network against attacks. After you complete this course, you will have the skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings within your organization. You will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security at your business.

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