Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: Ransomware
Nearly every ISO and IT Manager’s greatest fear is getting that phone call — the one where a user says they have a ransom note popping up on their screen. This is one of our greatest fears as well, but with a different spin — getting that phone call from a client. Unfortunately, we’ve been in this situation before and helped numerous organizations recover from ransomware.
In this session, we’ll review two different ransomware attack scenarios from two different organizations that got different results while dealing with ransomware — and why.
What You’ll Learn
- Current Ransomware Stats and Tactics
- Typical Ransomware Attack Scenario Walk-Through
- Case Study #1 and #2
- Differences and Results
- Top Controls to Mitigate Ransomware Risk
Who Should Attend
Information Security Officer, IT Manager, Risk Officer, Internal Auditor, Board members, or other management team members looking to understand risks from Ransomware.
Buzz Hillestad is a VP Information Security Consultant and heads the Incident Response team at SBS CyberSecurity in Madison, South Dakota. SBS is a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. Hillestad has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems for Business and has performed masters work in Information Security at the SANS Institute — an internationally recognized best source for cybersecurity education. Hillestad has been involved with Information Security practice in Healthcare, Banking, Government, and many other industry verticals since 2004 and has helped over 200 organizations improve their information security processes and programs. Hillestad additionally has numerous security publications in magazines such as 45 Magazine and MED Midwest Medical, and speaks nationally on various cybersecurity topics.
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