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Latest on WannaCry Ransomware

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00:00 UTC)
  • SANS Instructor Jake Williams (Rendition InfoSec), Renato Marinho, and Benjamin Wright
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Overview

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Friday May 12 witnessed an unprecedented ransomware attack known as WCrypt, which targeted healthcare, government, telecom, universities and other industries around the world. Jake Williams and Renato Marinho have been on the frontlines of this ransomware battle since it broke, and will provide an update on the latest facts and analysis in this webcast.

 

This webcast is sponsored by the SANS Data Breach Summit & Training (September 25 October 2, 2017 in Chicago).

Speaker Bios

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a SANS analyst, certified 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 attack on-premises and in the cloud.


Renato Marinho

Renato Marinho is Chief of Research at Morphus Labs. Experienced in cyber security, Marinho was internationally recognized in 2016 by his research that unveiled Mamba, the first full disk encryption ransomware. At Morphus Labs, he oversees research, innovation and development of new products. MSc and PhD candidate in Applied Informatics, he is also professor at University of Fortaleza teaching Computer Forensics in the post-graduate course. He is also a speaker having presented at BSides Delaware, BSides Vienna, WSKS Portugal, Mind the Sec and Brazilian CSIRTs Forum.


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, "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. http://benjaminwright.us

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