The Attack on BigCo

This chapter is fictional and based on a horrendous cyber-attack on BigCo and how Megan, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responds. Megan will decisively stop, respond, and put measures into place that will help prevent another attack. As the saying goes, it’s not if your company will be cyber-attacked; it’s when. By the end of this chapter, you will understand how the hackers gained access to BigCo’s network, how the ransomware was deployed, and the measures that were taken in order to make the network resilient.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • BigCo – the attack
  • BigCo – cross-team co-ordination
  • BigCo – recovery
  • BigCo – the anatomy of a ransomware attack

BigCo – the attack ...

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