Chuck McAuley, Principal Security Research Engineer II, Ixia
The proliferation of complex and resilient ransomware variants has dominated recent media headlines. This year has heralded the emergence of self-replicating, worm-like, ransomware in the form WannaCry and Petya. This class of ransomware is leveraging vulnerabilities in victim’s machines thus circumventing the need for users to mistakenly open a malicious attachment.
Research has shown that the main perpetrators of this class of attacks are professional ransomware developers who are affiliated with well-funded criminal organizations such as the Lazarus Group. Furthermore, these types of attacks have proven themselves to be most devastating to businesses and professional organizations.
In this Webinar, Ixia Security Researchers will discuss the current landscape of attackers, dissect couple of popular ransomware attacks and focus on the need for continuous assessment to protect your networks.