Ransomware Defense and Response - 2018 Update

Speaker: james shea
Company: Cyber Defense Institute
Track: Functional Security
Day: Friday
Room: Seneca
Time: 9:45 - 10:30

With ransomware attacks affecting nearly 50% of organizations nationwide, ransomware has become a top concern for IT managers and businesses. Ransomware has become the most prevalent and profitable type of cyber-crime in modern history and is on track to become a billion-dollar industry. With the recent rise of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS), practically anyone with criminal intent can get into the ransomware attack business. Within a day, the WannaCry attack was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries. Recent high-profile attacks include Petya, Locky, TeslaCrypt, CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and CryptoDefense. This session will focus on best practices for preparing for and defending against the most recent ransomware attack to avoid or minimize damages.

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