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Understanding Ransomware as a Business - A SCIP Members Only E-Learning Event
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In this talk, Allan Liska (Solutions Architect, Recorded Future) will briefly cover the history of ransomware, will explain why there has been an explosion of ransomware attacks, and will describe how ransomware is typically delivered. SCIP members only E-Learning event!

2/22/2017
When: February 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Where: This is an E-Learning Event. Access information is provided at least 48 hours prior to the event.
United States
Contact: Michelle Winter


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This is a SCIP Members Only E-Learning Event. Upon completion of the webinar, members will receive a discount code for $150 off registration for our 32nd Annual SCIP International Conference & Exhibition.

 

In 2016, ransomware became a billion dollar business. While it is strange to think of hacker activity as a business, many hacker groups operate in the same manner as a business and treating them like a business can help organizations better protect themselves from ransomware. Treating the groups behind ransomware as a business means understanding how they operate, how they deliver their services, who they are targeting, what their pricing models look like, and learning their weaknesses. It also means understanding what steps your organization needs to do in order to protect itself from these groups.  Essentially, in the same way that any organization collects intelligence on its competitors, the best way to protect against ransomware is to collect intelligence on the people behind the attack campaigns and the product they deliver (in this case, ransomware). 

 

In this talk, Allan Liska (Solutions Architect, Recorded Future) will briefly cover the history of ransomware, will explain why there has been an explosion of ransomware attacks, and will describe how ransomware is typically delivered. He will also provide an overview of ways that organizations can better understand who is behind ransomware campaigns, what their delivery methods are, why all of this matters, and how organizations can protect themselves from ransomware. 

 

Takeaways:

  • A fundamental understanding of the type of malicious software called ransomware.
  • Comprehension of the factors that make businesses vulnerable to ransomware attacks.
  • Best practices for treating hackers and ransomware like a business in order to defend against it.

 

About the presenter:

Allan Liska is a solutions architect at Recorded Future. Allan has more than 15 years' experience in the world of 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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