This presentation looks at the phenomenon of ransomware and reviews the ransomware kill chain detailing the stages a ransomware attack goes through.

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SPEAKERS
Geraint Williams, CISO at GRC International Group

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AGENDA
18:30 - Registration – Refreshments – Networking
18:45 - Presentation - Ransomware! Kill chain and Defence!
19:45 - AGM
20:00 - Continue Networking

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SYNOPSIS
Ransomware has been a major threat to organisations and individual over the last few years. Infections waned at the end of last year but have risen in the first half of this year with new code innovations and much more targeted approach being deployed. The LockerGoga ransomware, for example, hit a Norwegian manufacturing company and halted production in several of its plants in March, eventually resulting in over US$ 55 million (£45 million) in financial losses. And the city of Baltimore, Maryland, had incurred US$ 5.3 million (£4.3 million) in recovery costs after its systems were infected with the Robin Hood ransomware in May.

This presentation looks at the phenomenon of ransomware and reviews the ransomware kill chain detailing the stages a ransomware attack goes through. There will be a review of a case study of a blended attack that cumulated in ransomware denotating which involving an agricultural company in the UK. We will finish by going the steps that can help to protect you against attack.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Geraint Williams
Geraint Williams is the CISO at GRC International Group. Geraint is a knowledgeable and experienced Information Security consultant with experience including vulnerability testing, digital forensics, secure networking, and wireless security issues. Geraint has a strong technical knowledge of security and IT infrastructure including high-performance computing. Geraint has a number of certifications in security and digital forensics including CISSP, CISA, CEH and CHFI and is a Qualified Security Assessor for the Payment Card Industry (PCI).

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Ransomware! Kill chain and Defence - Bedford Branch
Date and time
11 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
2 Saint Mary's Street
Bedford
England
MK42 0AR
Price
This event is sold out