Ransomware Dramas: Why Focusing On Ransomware Itself Is Not Enough

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Maurits Lucas - Director of Product Marketing (Intel 471)

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Ransomware remains one of the most significant threats to organizations today, with many high-profile incidents over the past year such as the Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya events. It seems most of the focus has been on the ransomware itself, as well as its operators. But is this the right area of focus? In this session we'll take a look at the ecosystem that aids in the deployment of ransomware as well the key actors and steps involved in a a typical attack. Hint: it's not the ransomware itself you should be focusing on! With the impact and corresponding ransoms, you would expect the actors involved to be consummate professionals. In reality however, there is plenty of backstabbing, double crossing and incompetence in evidence - plenty of ransomware dramas which provide opportunities for defenders to gain valuable insights.
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