Cryptojacking - What is it? Where is it? How to protect against it?

  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 1:00PM EDT (16 Apr 2019 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Brian McMahon, Brandon Helms

With the recent rise of cryptocurrency you can bet that malicious actors have found a way to exploit it for their gain. The minimal regulation and architecture built on true anonymity is a breeding ground for malicious actors. In modern ransomware campaigns, cryptocurrency has been used to broken currency exchange to unlock files. So the use of cryptocurrency is nothing new, but cryptojacking, thats new. Cryptojacking is the process of loading malicious code onto endpoints and 'jacking ' their compute power to mine for cryptocurrency, in turn, generating revenue for the malicious actors with nobody being the wiser. Join us to discuss the challenges around detecting cryptojacking, and some recent campaigns and how to defend your networks against them.