Impact of Malware on an Organization

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Write a two- to three-page critical essay dealing with the following questions.

Your Chief Information Officer (CIO) is concerned about the recent trend of devastating ransomware attacks that could cripple your organization. You have been asked to review your organization’s security policy to determine its readiness for a ransomware attack. You must provide at least one example demonstrating how a particular ransomware attack has affected one or more organizations. In preparation of your review, you have been asked to identity the elements of a security policy and describe how those elements protect against such an attack. Write your paper in a memo format that you would submit to your CIO.

·Discuss and cite at least two credible or scholarly source to support your analysis and positions.

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Attached.

Running head: MITIGATING AGAINST RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

Mitigating Against Ransomware Attacks
Names:
Institution:

1

MITIGATING AGAINST RANSOMWARE ATTACKS
Memorandum
To:

The CIO

From:

[Names]

Subject:

Mitigating against ransomware attacks

Technology has been advancing at a high rate in the recent past. Unfortunately, cyber
threats have been on the rise at a similar rate. According to Sanders, Randall & Smith (2013),
recent trends show that threats have been advancing at a relatively faster rate than
advancement in technology and more so due to the reluctance of many companies to keep
their systems up-to-date. Ransomware is a threat to the various elements of information
security. When a malware threat strikes, for example, data availability is lost the encryption of
data. At the same time, the integrity and confidentiality of data may be negatively impacted
due to access by the intruders and chances that they may manipulate both the data and the
systems. One of the threats that have been on the rise is the ransomware. This is a type of
malware that, whenever it a...


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