Ransomware and The Cloud

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David LeBlanc, Chief Product Officer, SecureCloudDB

About this talk

Ransomware is an increasing threat and has cost organizations millions of dollars. When an organization does not have backups that are inaccessible to the attackers, the disruption of loss of operations and loss of customer data is often significant and publicly embarrassing. One of the most compelling reasons for having data and processes in the cloud is that cloud providers supply easy-to-use backup options and the ability to quickly restore systems to an earlier version. When an organization’s backup is run by the cloud provider, it is beyond the reach of criminals who would engage in extortion and ransomware. While moving data to the cloud solves many problems, it sometimes results in new challenges and organizations need to be aware of configuration options and activity monitoring that are unique to cloud providers. This session takes a look at ransomware in the context of cloud databases, including complexities and best practices to mitigate threats. About our presenter: David has nearly 30 years of expertise managing network and software security. Prior to SecureCloudDB he spent more than two decades at Microsoft and led the IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) development team for the Internet Scanner for Windows NT. David is co-author of five books including the most recently published 24 Deadly Sins of Software Security: Programming Flaws and How to Fix Them and the widely read Writing Secure Code. He has been awarded multiple patents, sits on the Technical Advisory board of IOActive, Inc., and lectures at the University of Washington Bothell. He holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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