Ransomware: Latest Developments and How to Defend Against Them

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing types of malware, and new breeds that escalate quickly are just around the corner. Learn how ransomware can affect your organization and steps you can take to defend your systems and users against it.

Available:
On Demand
Duration:
1h 00min

When you attend this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The evolution of ransomware worms
  • The latest ransomware infiltration vectors and exploit techniques
  • Where and how ransomware might strike next
  • Innovative new tools for fighting ransomware
  • Processes to better prepare for ransomware incident response

Featured Speakers

  • Sara  Peters
    Sara Peters
    Senior Editor
    Dark Reading

    Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

  • Gal  Shpantzer
    Gal Shpantzer
    Independent Security Professional

    Gal Shpantzer has over 15 years of experience as an independent security professional and is a trusted advisor to CISOs of large corporations, technology and pharma startups, Ivy League universities and non-profits/NGOs. Since 2014, Gal has focused on emerging threats to availability as well as confidentiality (ransomware and destructive attacks). Gal has been involved in multiple SANS Institute projects since 2002, including co-editing the SANS Newsbites, revising the E-Warfare course and presenting on cyberstalking, CAPTCHAs, endpoint security and hardware roots of trust. In 2009, he founded and led the privacy subgroup of the NIST Smart Grid cybersecurity task group, resulting in the privacy chapter of NIST IR 7628. He is a co-author of the Managing Mobile Device Security chapter in the 6th ed. Vol 4 of the Information Security Management Handbook (2010) with the late Dr. Eugene Schultz, and is a technical editor of an upcoming O'Reilly book on defensive security (2017). Gal collaborated with Dr. Christophe Veltsos to present the ongoing Security Outliers project, focusing on the role of culture in risk management at RSA, CSI, BSides and Baythreat conferences. Most recently, he was involved as a subject matter expert in the development of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electric Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (ESC2M2) in 2012, and is launching the Incident Response Execution Standard project late 2016. Gal was also involved in the Infosec Burnout research project and co-presented on this topic at BSides-Las Vegas and RSA.

  • Allan  Liska
    Allan Liska
    Solutions Architect
    Recorded Future

    Allan Liska is a solutions architect at Recorded Future. Allan has more than 15 years of experience in information security and has worked as both a security practitioner and an ethical hacker. Through his work at Symantec, iSIGHT Partners, FireEye, and Recorded Future, Allan has helped countless organizations improve their security posture using more effective intelligence. He is the author of “The Practice of Network Security, Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program,” and “Securing NTP: A Quickstart Guide” and the co-author of “DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System and Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion.”

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