Protecting against Ransomware Attacks

Fall 2024 > Computer Related > MSIT.5470 > 031

Course No: MSIT.5470-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13375; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course focuses on the best approach for organizations to develop a ransomware protection strategy, plan / program and operational practices to defend against damaging ransomware attacks. The class includes an overview of recent ransomware attacks, the top trends of today's ransomware variants, a model for describing common tactics and techniques used by ransomware gangs (based on the MIRE ATT&CK framework, tools and playbooks used by the top ransomware families. The class discusses common ransomware controls models (NIST Risk Management Framework and Cybersecurity Framework), ransomware best practices (NIST SP1800 Ransomware Practice Guides and CISA MS-ISAC Ransomware Guide), as well as training and workshops based on Red Team, Blue Team and Purple Team Exercises.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students must already have completed a bachelor's degree in a related discipline to enroll in this course and in a graduate career.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Lawrence Wilson
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800 | Pay as little as $367/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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