Detecting and Mitigating Ransomware and Other Malware

Part of the Dark Reading Cybersecurity Crash Course

In the past, most cyber attack campaigns were primarily random, and they simply exploited the most vulnerable systems they could find. Today, however, there is an increasing number of sophisticated attacks – in particular, ransomware -- that target specific companies, data, or even employees. These attacks are often extremely well-disguised and may escape the security tools that most enterprises use to screen out more random attacks. What tools and defenses are there to prevent targeted attacks on your organization? In this session, you will hear about the latest types of targeted attacks and what your enterprise can do to stop them.

Thu, Apr 12, 2018 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT
1h 00min

Attend this session and you'll:

  • learn how to go way beyond backups, and walk away with a variety of real defenses to prevent or mitigate ransomware attacks on both your clients and your servers
  • walk away with a variety of defenses to prevent or mitigate ransomware attacks how to prepare for ransomware attacks on cloud environments, on-premise datacenters, and hybrid environments
  • learn all the elements of a strong ransomware and malware response plan, to limit the damage, when your defenses aren't enough

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
    Security Analyst and Advisor

    Gal Shpantzer is a trusted advisor to CSOs of large corporations, tech startups, universities and non-profits.

  • Matthew Gardiner
    Matthew Gardiner
    Senior Product Marketing Manager

    Matthew Gardiner is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Mimecast and is currently focused on email security, phishing, malware, and cloud security. With more than 15 years focused in security, Matthew’s expertise in various roles includes threat detection & response, network monitoring, SIEM, endpoint threat detection, threat intelligence, identity & access management, Web access management, identity federation, cloud security, and IT compliance at RSA, Netegrity, and CA Technologies. Previously he was President and a member of the board of trustees of the security industry non-profit, the Kantara Initiative. Matthew has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

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