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Digital Skills, Finance, AML & Compliance

ICTTF Ransomware Uncovered

Course details

CPD Points





Course cost: €253.80. Online self-study. Commence this training at any time.

Course Overview

ICA have partnered with the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) to bring you this short online training course to help you gain an understanding of the cyber risks related to ransomware.

Everyone is a potential target; victims have included oil pipelines, academia, financial institutions and even the entire health services. Ransomware is generally a symptom of poor cyber hygiene, so how do we deal with this challenge?

Course Content

This self-paced online course will show you how the underground economy of cybercriminals operates, the mechanics of ransomware, how to defend your business and how to respond to an attack. The content will cover:

  • Cyber Threat Landscape
  • Impact of Covid on Cyber Threats
  • Underground Economy of Cybercriminals
  • The Cyber Kill Chain
  • The Illusion of Cybersecurity
  • Ransomware Background
  • Delivery Channels of Ransomware
  • The Mechanics of Ransomware
  • To Pay or Not to Pay Ransoms
  • Psychological Tactics of Ransomware Criminals
  • Ransomware Threat Evolving
  • Ransomware Reality Today
  • Defending Against Ransomware
  • Leveraging NIST Cyber Security Framework
  • Responding to a Ransomware Attack
  • Be Prepared not Scared!

You will have 7-day online access to course contents and the course should take you no longer than 90 minutes to complete.

The course is delivered by ICTTF who provide all course materials and student communications.

Course Benefits

This is an introductory course that is suitable for professionals in the financial, insurance and public sectors as well as anyone interested in learning more about how to avoid these types of incidents.


Online exam requiring an 80% pass mark. You will receive a Certificate of completion for each module.

Next Steps

Whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA/ICTTF qualifications, you need to enrol online directly with ICTTF. Scroll down when you reach this page and enter Guernsey when it asks ‘Where are you based?’ You can then follow the process to enrol.

€253.80 (plus VAT if applicable) (representing a 10% discount on the ICTTF standard fee).

Course Tutor

  • Paul Dwyer

    Paul C Dyer – President of ICTTF – has been a certified industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel.

    Paul is an honorary fellow of the ICS Irish Computer Society, approved by the National Crime Faculty and the HTCN High Tech Crime Network.

    Paul has worked extensively around the world and his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement and the commercial sector.

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