Webcast: New Wave of Ransomware Attacks: How did this happen?





This is a special joint webcast from the teams of Black Hills Information Security, Wild West Hackin’ Fest, and Active Countermeasures, presented by John Strand. 

In this webcast, we cover the recent wave of attacks we are seeing, and we cover some of the history that got us to where we are.

Consider this to be part 2 of the previous webcast I did on the topic. Available now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wKAQB4Yp-k4?t=1669

Yep, we are going to talk about management and how to change their attitude on security. Yes, we will be talking about compliance. Of course, we will be talking about some simple actions companies can take to be better prepared. 

I think it is important for us to talk through the history and see how we got to where we are in the industry. We have done a lot of tests over the years. We have seen technical and political patterns in “hard” and “easy” targets. We will talk about those as well.

We may even talk about threat intelligence, just a little…



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PROMPT# will contain: 

  • Infosec articles 
  • Challenging puzzles 
  • Comic book based on real-life hacking adventures 
  • Coloring contests 
  • Bonus Backdoors & Breaches Consultant Cards (print version only) 
  • Other stuffs 

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