Analyzing Ryuk: Another Link in the Cyber Attack Chain

Presented by

John Hammond, Senior Cybersecurity Researcher at Huntress

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There’s a long and concerning history of threat actors targeting managed service providers (MSPs) and the small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) they support. For every new incident or strain of malware we discover, security researchers must carefully step through each stage of the attack to understand its technical components — and determine how to defend against it. In this session, we’ll analyze the delivery of Ryuk ransomware while highlighting the danger in other threats like Emotet and Trickbot. Join us for a discussion spanning both prevention and detection, with a live demonstration that showcases how each link in the chain presents an opportunity to stop a cyberattack. Huntress is a leading provider of advanced threat detection and actionable cybersecurity information that delivers easy to follow remediation steps into your existing ticketing system. IT Departments & MSPs worldwide use Huntress to enable their junior IT staff to confidently address cybersecurity incidents that slip past their preventive security stack. As a result, they discover breaches before they cause downtime, costly cleanup, and damaged reputations.

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