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Webinar: Softcat & Trend Micro “Countermeasures to protect against Ransomware”
24th January 2017
4:00pm - 4:30pm

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The ransomware epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down. We are not only seeing the surfacing of newer families, but the commitment of malware creators to create continuous updates in previously-released variants. Today's ransomware landscape has grown exponentially over the past two years, thanks to the number of cyber criminals turning to using the extortion malware for its easy deployment and potential for profit.

This continuous onslaught of new ransomware families, updated variants, and thriving underground businesses and distribution models attest to the fact that ransomware works. In the first five months of 2016 alone, 50 new ransomware families have been discovered, which shows an average of 10 new ransomware families a month.

This webinar will look in detail at the aggressive nature of cyber extortion campaigns, what is driving this surge in Ransomware and what organisations can do to better protect themselves. The speaker Ed Cabrera, former US Secret Services CISO, and now Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Trend Micro, will outline the tactics used by cyber criminals and the countermeasures needed to address these; and at every stage of the attack lifecycle.

Speaker: Ed Cabrera, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro

Eduardo Cabrera is responsible for analysing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission. He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors and later led cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. He then served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

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