Understanding Ransomware

The IT security industry has spent the last year wrestling with the growing threat of ransomware, in which a cyberattacker encrypts a victim enterprise’s data and then demands payment to decrypt it. But exactly how does ransomware infect your systems in the first place? Is all ransomware the same? How does it encrypt your data, and why is that encryption so hard to crack? Most importantly, what can you do to stop it – or at least prevent it from affecting your most sensitive information?

In this eye-opening webinar, top experts offer insight on how ransomware is created, how it is distributed, how it works, and how to limit its impact on your organization.

On Demand
1h 00min

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Ransomware's most common infection vectors
  • What anomalous behavior could tip you off to ransomware in action
  • Things to consider before paying (or not paying) a ransom
  • What plans and processes you need to prepare for the ransomware threat

Featured Speakers

  • John  Pironti
    John Pironti
    IP Architects

    John P. Pironti is the President of IP Architects, LLC. He has designed and implemented enterprise wide electronic business solutions, information security and risk management strategy and programs, enterprise resiliency capabilities, and threat and vulnerability management solutions for key customers in a range of industries, including financial services, energy, government, hospitality, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and information technology on a global scale. John has a number of industry certifications including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Information Systems Security Architecture professional and (ISSAP) and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP). He is also a published author and writer, highly quoted and often interviewed by global media, and a award winning frequent speaker on electronic business and information security and risk management topics at domestic and international industry conferences.

  • Erich  Kron
    Erich Kron
    Security Awareness Advocate

    Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry.

  • 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.

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