As ransomware attacks become increasingly targeted and damaging, infected businesses run the risk of having their data held hostage and their network operations disrupted for days or even weeks. The danger has never been more real – and there are no more excuses: Organizations must understand the core fundamentals of ransomware prevention, response, rescue and recovery.
Through the lens of current cybercriminal trends and threat intelligence, this webcast will explore some of the latest features of ransomware strains found in the wild. It will also review key takeaways from KnowBe4's "Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual," including proven methods of attack prevention and mitigation, lessons on creating a human firewall, and tips on deciding whether to repair or rebuild your impacted systems.
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.
Bill Brenner is VP of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance -- an InfoSec content strategist, researcher, director, tech writer, blogger and community builder. He was formerly director of research at IANS, senior writer/content strategist at Sophos, senior tech writer for Akamai Technology's Security Intelligence Research Team (Akamai SIRT), managing editor for CSOonline.com and senior writer for SearchSecurity.com.