One of the most frustrating threat innovations of the last decade has been ‘ransomware’ malware. Initially considered just a consumer threat, financial, government and commercial enterprise networks can now be listed among its victims. Carl Leonard, Principal Security Analyst at Forcepoint, examines the technical and business threats that ransomware continues to pose to organizations for which IT security teams must be prepared to address and overcome.
During the session, Carl will discuss the latest on WannaCry, Jaff and Cradlecore as well as examining the concept of “have-a-go” cybercrime. Highlights include:
- Which ransomware should you defend against?
- Should you pay the ransom?
- What can you do to protect your data and network? (research-based)
- How is your organization using the Cloud in a risky way, putting your data more at risk?
About the Presenter:
Carl Leonard is a Principal Security Analyst within Forcepoint’s Security Labs team. He is responsible for enhancing threat protection and threat monitoring technologies at Forcepoint, in collaboration with the company’s global Security Labs teams. Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyberattacks that can lead to data theft, Carl advises customers on the state of the threat landscape and how to enhance their security posture. Carl is an active international spokesperson and an expert speaker, regularly contributing to externally-facing blogs and research papers. Carl has over 10 years of experience in the security research arena.