Impact of malware on an organization

Write a three-to-four pages 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 one additional, credible or scholarly source other than the course textbooks to support your analysis and positions. Use APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate.


Kizza, Joseph Migga. Computer network security and cyber ethics. McFarland, 2014.