Thwarting Extortion: Ransomware Detection and Prevention

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Katie Paxton Fear (Application Security Engineer); Matt Wixey (R&D Lead, Cyber Security Practice); Steve Paul (Black Hat)

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Anti-ransomware methods are a hot topic with many different approaches. But what are these methods and how do they work? How can we give the initiative back to the defender in the arms race between attack and defense? In this webinar, our panel discusses why directing and preventing ransomware poses different intellectual and practical challenges compared to other forms of malware, along with the opportunities to develop new mitigation techniques. They'll also cover: -A technical overview of the current research across categories such as filessystem interaction, API calls, ransom notes, and network activity -Five new methods for ransomware detection and prevention -A statistical analysis of ransomware and attacker behaviors

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