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The Art of Blocking Never-Before-Seen Ransomware

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (2016-12-01 16:00:00 UTC)
  • Uri Sternfeld, Jake Williams


  • Cybereason

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Ransomware is a growing concern for everyone, enterprises as well as individuals. As cyber criminals continue to mutate ransomware, most protection mechanisms fail to detect new variants, leaving us to rely on data backups and the hope that we won't fall victim.

Join our webinar with Uri Sternfeld, Cybereason Senior Security Researcher, and Jake Williams, SANS Instructor, to learn about a new effective approach for defending against never-before-seen ransomware variants.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • A recent analysis of ransomware families, and their traits.

  • Emerging ransomware types, such as fileless ransomware

  • The limitations of current ransomware detection techniques

  • A new approach, using behavioral analytics, to protect your data against differing types of ransomware

Speaker Bios

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a SANS analyst, senior SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development and digital counterespionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud data exfiltration, and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attacks on-premises and in the cloud.

Uri Sternfeld

Uri Sternfeld is a Senior Security Researcher at Cybereason. He has more than 15 years of experience in software design, programming and technology research. His areas of focus are cybersecurity, web crawling, data mining automation and reverse engineering.

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