Ransomware - Rising Menace to an Unsuspecting Cyber Audience

dc.contributor.advisorBronk, Chris
dc.contributor.committeeMemberConklin, Wm. Arthur
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKinsey, Denise M.
dc.creatorNarain, Pranav
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T21:54:45Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T21:54:45Z
dc.date.createdMay 2018
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.date.updated2018-06-22T21:54:45Z
dc.description.abstractRansomware has quickly become one of the biggest threats, the public and enterprises in the cyber space, have ever had to face and continues to cement itself as a prominent threat with new variants being deployed periodically. As the security community wises up to this issue and the security solutions incorporate advanced defense mechanisms to combat ransomware, the families also continue to evolve further by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities and propagating itself in a much stealthier and creative way. Ransomware being combined with Advance Persistent Threats as well as the availability of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) is another big cause for concern. This thesis highlights the latest developments in the security landscape to deal with the issue and ascertain whether the solutions currently available are feasible enough to eradicate the ambiguity caused by various ransomware families thus delaying an effective response to mitigate the attack on enterprise systems and Android devices.
dc.description.departmentInformation and Logistics Technology, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/3145
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectRansomware
dc.subjectCyber
dc.subjectInformation Security
dc.subjectHack
dc.subjectSecurity
dc.subjectIncident Response
dc.subjectIncident Detection
dc.subjectData loss
dc.subjectPrevention
dc.titleRansomware - Rising Menace to an Unsuspecting Cyber Audience
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Technology
thesis.degree.departmentInformation and Logistics Technology, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation Systems Security
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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