List five of latest malware and ransomware threats

computer science


Unit 2 Research Assignment: Security Threat

  • List five of latest malware and ransomware threats.
  • Define and describe each threat in detail (what type, how it spreads, how it is used, etc.)
  • List five techniques that you may use to defend against different types of threats.
  • How would backup and recovery mitigate the risk of ransomware and other threats?
  • Provide the links used in your research.
  • Go (Links to an external site.)(or use an Internet search engine and search for password generator).
  • From your chosen site, follow the directions to generate a password.
  • List the password rules you set and the password given to you by the generator.
  • Briefly explain (in 1 to 2 paragraphs) why it is important to use strong passwords. Use supporting details to explain your reasons.

For this assignment, research the latest malware and ransomware threats. Use an Internet search engine to research the latest threats, for example, you can search for anti-virus vendors, such as McAfee or Symantec.


Part 1 Instructions: 

Synthesize the researched information you found, the assigned readings for this unit, and assigned lectures for this unit.

Based on your synthesis, provide the following information in a 1 to 2 page Word document:

Part 2 Instructions:

Strong passwords are the first line of security. It is important to understand what is meant by a strong password.  

Complete the below instructions Part 2 of this assignment: 

Compile Part 1 and Part 2 in a single Word document. Remember to cite any references using APA formatting.

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