The Year of Cyber Extortion--Why Now and What's Next?

Presented by

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst

About this talk

Cyber extortion can take many forms. From ransomware and sextortion, to DDoS shakedowns, and data-dump blackmail, organizations all over the globe have been directly impacted by these campaigns in 2016. What’s changed with hackers’ tactics, techniques, and procedures, and why the sudden surge of activity this past year? What can we expect to see in 2017? Join Stephen as he exposes the reasons why this attack vector has drawn so much attention, and how it’s gained so much success. Since the primary enabler for extortion is fear, Richard will demonstrate how organizations can measure their exposure, plan for what’s coming, and take proactive steps to eliminate their fears. If the countermeasures are done right, these blackmail attempts will soon fall on deaf ears.

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