Defending Against Modern Ransomware: Lessons from the SunWalker Incident

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Mark Sangster, Rob McLeod, Keegan Keplinger, Greg Foss

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In this webinar we look at how the ransomware-as-a-service market has helped lower the entry barriers for prospective cybercrime entrepreneurs, creating a larger number of ransomware attacks against legitimate organizations. We also look at a ransomware attack, The SunWalker Incident, to get an understanding the motivations, capabilities and possible future actions of its players. Join experts from eSentire and VMware Carbon Black as they take a deep dive into the SunWalker incident and what it can teach us about the ever-changing world of cybercrime. Key Insights: - how we view cybercrime operations being supported by four pillars: tools, expertise, reputation and organization - how cybercrime organizations are operationalizing and their preferred methods of choice - dive into how the SunWalker incident exemplifies a modern and all-too-common attacks scenario that combines multiple tools and techniques Speakers: Mark Sangster, VP & Industry Security Strategist, eSentire Greg Foss, Senior Security Strategist, VMware Carbon Black Rob McLeod, Director Threat Response Unit, eSentire Keegan Keplinger, Research and Reporting Lead, eSentire

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