Understanding Ransomware: Prepare and Prevent

Presented by

Tod Beardsley, Rapid7 | Jen Ellis, Rapid7 | Megan Stifel, Global Cyber Alliance

About this talk

A Guide to Operational Security in 2021: Episode 3 In 2020 ransomware surged by 150%, according to a new Group-IB report. With this level of risk, leaders and security professionals must double down on their vulnerability management while also looking internally to increase operational security. A ransomware attack is more than a mere annoyance. It can bring your organization to a crashing halt, while also exposing your sensitive data and negatively impacting your brand reputation. As the risk of a ransomware attack on your organization increases, it’s important to take a look at the prevention and response methods you have in place. Join us in this session as we discuss: - Why user education is vital to protecting against ransomware attacks - Why a disaster recovery plan is a must for your organization - Why ransomware attacks are on the rise and methods to secure your organization Speakers: - Tod Beardsley, Director of Research at Rapid7 - Jen Ellis, Vice President, Community and Public Affairs at Rapid7 - Megan Stifel, Global Policy Officer and Capacity & Resilience Program Director at Global Cyber Alliance
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