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Mitigating and Responding to Ransomware: From Initial Pwnage to BitCoin Shortage
Ransomware has been around since the late 1980s (!) but in recent years has become a much more common and disruptive element for network defenders. In this webinar, we will discuss the three types of ransomware (Client-side, Server-side and Hybrid), how to mitigate initial infection and respond to and remediate an infection with appropriate scoping, escalation and lessons learned. In addition to technical mitigations, we will also incorporate the latest NIST guidance on recovery from destructive attacks (SP800-174), and discuss 'layer 8' strategy to obtain executive support for mitigating and recovering from a ransomware incident, which, unlike low and slow attacks on confidentiality (IP, PII, ePHI), disrupt productivity and uptime, which the business executives certainly care about in a fundamentally different way than data theft.
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.
Ken Liao is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Malwarebytes. With over 15 years of experience in information security, Ken is responsible for bringing Malwarebytes's solutions globally to market. Prior to leading product marketing efforts at Malwarebytes, Ken was a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Proofpoint. Ken has had extensive experience working on security solutions in the field as a security solutions architect with some of the world's largest organizations.