The Principles of Ransomware Attacks

Course Description

Ransomware attacks happen approximately every 11 seconds. Recent high-profile ransomware attacks on companies around the world have highlighted the need for better advance preparation and response strategies. Introduction to Ransomware is a half-day training course for those interested in preparing for a ransomware event and managing risks related to ransomware. 

This course can be offered as a custom training session for your organization. Please Contact us for details.

Training Outline

This training will cover:  

  • An Overview of Ransomware
  • The Most Common Attack Vectors
  • Understanding the Impact of Ransomware – Downtime, Resources, and Reputation
  • Protection Afforded by Cyber Liability Insurance and Potential Gaps in Coverage
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Paying the Ransom
  • Strategies for Managing Risk
  • Your Ransomware Playbook
  • Course Resource Tool Kit: Cyber Playbook Template and Ransomware Resource Checklist  


Training Schedule

In-Person Training

Currently this course is only offered in the virtual format.

Virtual/Online Training

For Training taking place online via Zoom or other video conferencing software the schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1 – 4-Hour Training Session


Heather Engel

Heather Engel is the founder and Managing Partner at Strategic Cyber Partners, LLC. She is a strategic advisor to government and industry clients on risk management, cyber planning, and security program development; and is an author and a keynote speaker at industry events around the country. She is a recognized subject matter expert in NIST frameworks, FedRAMP, and Payment Card Industry security standards with over 18 years of experience in information technology and security both the private and government sectors.

Ms. Engel graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. She is a governor-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, where she chairs the Legislative and Policy Committee. Volunteer work includes Mary Baldwin University’s Cyber Security Program Advisory Committee and the Coastal Virginia CCI Leadership Council as subject matter expert on cyber-security. She is also a member of the CIVIC Leadership Institute Class of 2020.

Upcoming Dates for this Course

No upcoming events.

This course can be offered as a custom training session for your organization. Please Contact us for details.