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June 2016 – Ransomware: The Next Wave of Malware is Here

Date Venue Presentations
2:00 - 5:00pm PaloAlto - 350 Fifth Avenue 40th Floor, Suite 4010, New York, NY

Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. Some forms of ransomware systematically encrypt files on the system’s hard drive, which become difficult or impossible to decrypt without paying the ransom for the encryption key, while some may simply lock the system and display messages intended to coax the user into paying. Ransomware typically propagates as a trojan, whose payload is disguised as a seemingly legitimate file; thus, ransomware is an access-denial type of attack that prevents legitimate users from accessing files. (Wikipedia)

 This attacker technique is gaining in pervasiveness; catching business entities off-guard, and they’ve been successful in collecting significant ransoms in several media reported incidents.

In this session, various presenters will cover the key elements of ransomeware, including preparation, detection and response.

Full program and presentations: