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Avoiding or Minimizing Ransomware Impact to the Bottom Line: A Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT (2021-05-27 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Benjamin Wright, John Bloomer, Ryan Chapman


  • BlackBerry
  • Check Point

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On this webcast, John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends, and Benjamin Wright, lawyer and SANS Senior Instructor, will discuss key ransomware issues and analyze their associated ransomware report with sponsor representatives.

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Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a practicing attorney based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on technology law. He serves as a senior instructor at the SANS Institute, teaching its five-day course, LEG523 Law of Data Security and Investigations. By means of that course, Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students from throughout the world. He chairs the SANS Institute’s annual Data Breach Summit. Benjamin advises diverse clients, both in the United States and outside of it, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

John Bloomer

With over 20 years in IT with a focus on security for the bulk of that time, John Bloomer—Director of Engineering, North Central Region, Office of the CTO at Check Point—has served in roles from administration and operations to CISO. Having contributed to innovative projects for the United States Navy, Sprint PCS, and healthcare compliance Mr. Bloomer brings a breadth of experience to the conversation. From technical details to executive concerns, Mr. Bloomer has a breadth of exposure to share and help discuss the challenges and concerns that are facing the community.

Ryan Chapman

Ryan Chapman, Principal Incident Response Consultant for the BlackBerry Security Services Team, is an IR consultant with roots in SOC and CIRT work. He handles incidents requiring network activity analysis; researching host and network IOCs; hunting through log aggregation utilities; sifting through packet captures; analyzing malware; and performing host and network forensics. Ryan is also the lead organizer for CactusCon, teaches FOR610 for SANS, and is writing a new ransomware-based course for SANS. He also spends time with his family and plays plenty of Street Fighter. Hadouken!

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