Ransomware with Recovery Disruption

After an adversary has exfiltrated data from a target system, the potential final stages in an attack include encrypting data for impact and inhibiting system recovery. Learn how to detect endgame ransomware techniques before a threat actor can accomplish their nefarious objectives!

Course Content

Detection, Validation, and Mitigation (Lab)


Ransomware with Recovery Disruption
Course Description

Every adversary has a different objective. For some, that objective is to disrupt the target’s operations either as the desired end result or as a means to extort that organization with financial gain as the final goal. Either way, encrypting large volumes of data in the target environment is an effective method of achieving those objectives. Our course covers these final techniques associated with ransomware attacks, including T1486 Data Encrypted for Impact and T1490 Inhibit System Recovery.

Apply what you learn and get the hands-on skills you need in Cybrary's MITRE ATT&CK Framework courses aligned to the tactics and techniques used by the threat group APT41 (aka Double Dragon). Prevent adversaries from accomplishing the tactics of discovery and persistence.

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Instructed by

Master Instructor
Matthew Mullins

Matt has led multiple Red Team engagements, ranging from a few weeks to a year and covering multiple security domains. Outside of Red Teaming, Matt is also a seasoned penetration tester with interests in: AppSec, OSINT, Hardware, Wifi, Social Engineering, and Physical Security. Matt has a Master's degree in Information Assurance and an exhaustive number of certifications ranging from frameworks, management, and hands-on hacking. Matt is a Technical SME at Cybrary, focusing on Adversarial Emulation and Red Teaming for course content.

Chris Daywalt

After too many years of security operations work, Chris Daywalt tries to turn his phone off at 5:00 pm EST. While there are a bunch of training classes and education somewhere on his resume, much of what he has to teach was learned at the school of hard knocks, often at the expense of his previous clients. He wants to help you spend more time detecting and denying adversaries and less time banging your head against your keyboard. He dips his blueberry donuts in orange juice.

Chris’ 19-year career includes work for organizations of all sizes, both government and private sector, and is distributed roughly like so:

  • 30% doing DFIR
  • 30% teaching DFIR
  • 20% monitoring and detection engineering
  • 15% risk assessment
  • 5% other stuff, like sneaking in a game of Plants vs. Zombies or taking a quick nap at the desk (Don’t judge - I work overtime)

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    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Ransomware with Recovery Disruption Certificate of Completion