Multi-level Extortion: Escalating Tactics and Targets

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William Ehgoetz, Manager, Threat Hunting Team | Emily Bertrand, Director of Mid-Market Business

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In this fireside chat, Emily Bertrand, Director of Mid-Market Business, asks William Ehgoetz, Manager, Threat Hunting Team, about the threat posed by multi-level extortion (MLE) attempts. Our experts predicted an increase in MLE at the end of 2021 - it is the “icing on the Ransomware cake,” whereby threat actors attempt to sway victims to give in to ransom demands, by extorting individuals within the organization (such as Leadership, IT or even end-users generally). Emily and Will discuss topics like: - Why threat actors have turned to MLE; - How Security and IT teams can prepare for MLE attempts - What guidance to provide to staff in identifying MLE attempts, and the steps to take

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