Ransomware Prevention Report: How to Address a Pervasive and Unrelenting Threat

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Justin Henderson, Certified SANS Instructor

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Ransomware is a fast-growing threat affecting thousands of government agencies and municipalities and now it’s even targeting itself toward halting critical ICS/SCADA operations. This webcast will explain why and how ransomware is spreading, introduce standards and provide guidance for detecting and recovering from ransomware, based on US-CERT and NIST resources. Attendees will learn how to: * Adapt their architectures to enable more effective ransomware detection and response * Secure their systems against phishing, USB, web drive-bys and other attack vectors * Reduce vulnerabilities through appropriate policies and user training * Use baselining, monitoring, logging and analysis to detect ransomware * Engage reporting, forensics and secure storage in the battle against ransomware * Address RIPlace ransomware and its abuse of the Rename operation The webcast will also provide special considerations that ICS/SCADA organizations need to address. SPEAKER BIO: Justin Henderson is a certified SANS instructor who authored the SEC555 SIEM with Tactical Analytics course and co-authored SEC455 SIEM Design and Implementation and SEC530 Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering. He is a member of the SANS Cyber Guardian Blue Team who is passionate about making defense fun and engaging. Justin specializes in threat hunting via SIEM, network security monitoring and ad hoc scripting.

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