Preventing Ransomware Attacks in the Age of Covid-19

Presented by

Mehul Revankar, Qualys VP Product Mgmt and Eng, VMDR. Guest speaker, Brian Kime, Security & Risk Senior Analyst at Forrester

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News of ransomware attacks hits the headlines on a near-daily basis, so it is no surprise that ransomware attacks increased over the past year. They’ve also become more dangerous as attackers target and encrypt growing amounts of data, and ransom demands skyrocket. Yet, despite the visibility, risks and increasing costs, organizations aren’t taking some of the basic precautions to protect themselves from attacks, such as remediating key known vulnerabilities. Speakers Brian Kime, Security and Risk Senior Analyst at Forrester and Mehul Revankar, VP of Product Management and Engineering at Qualys will discuss the current state of ransomware and prevention techniques including: - Latest threat vectors with an emphasis on ransomware attack vectors - Examples of ransomware attacks that exploited specific vulnerabilities - How to harden systems as temporary risk mitigation where immediate patching is not possible Mehul will also address how to discover, assess and patch critical vulnerabilities with Qualys VMDR.

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