Learn practical cyber security skills during SANS 2021 - Live Online. Choose from 30+ courses and three types of NetWars!

Los Angeles - Long Beach 2017

Long Beach, CA | Mon, Jul 10 - Sat, Jul 15, 2017
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables

  • G. Mark Hardy
  • Tuesday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

OMG! WTF! We just got hit with Ransomware! What you don't usually hear next is LOL! You can build defenses that prevent Ransomware from paralyzing your organization -- we'll show you how. Watching business executives trying to buy Bitcoin is like watching grandmothers trying to buy heroin -- awk-ward!

Ransomware is a billion dollar industry, and it's getting tremendously HUUGE in 2017. Lost productivity costs far more than the average ransom, so exec just say, "Pay the darn thing." But what if you could stop Ransomware in its tracks?

We'll demonstrate tools and methodologies that are battle-proven and ACTUALLY WORK as evidenced by fully contained Ransomware "explosions" that went nowhere. Plus with insights into the future of this attack vector, we'll offer predictions on how this "industry" will evolve and what to expect next.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
  • Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS G. Mark Hardy Monday, July 10th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Tools and Techniques for Assessing Suspected Android Malware Chris Crowley Monday, July 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 12:15pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Cisco Umbrella - Your First Line of Defense Against Ransomware and Malware Robert McLean, Consulting Systems Engineer Tuesday, July 11th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Learn
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, July 11th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Anti-Ransomware: How to Turn the Tables G. Mark Hardy Tuesday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 12
Session Speaker Time Type
The Red Pill. Become Aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More. My-Ngoc Nguyen Wednesday, July 12th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 13
Session Speaker Time Type
Dissect the Phish to Hunt Infections Seth Polley- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, July 13th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation