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Lingering Exploits Related to WannaCry Ransomware?

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST (2017-05-18 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Jake Williams, Gil Barak, Benjamin Wright

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The WannaCry Ransomware may indicate other attacks. Attackers were exploiting the vulnerability and deploying malware before WannaCry turned the exploit into a worm. Advanced attackers used the same vulnerability to steal sensitive data before WannaCry first appeared. There is evidence of remote control capabilities over machines subject to that vulnerability. Join SANS Instructor Jake Williams and Gil Barak from Secdo Ltd. for this breaking news.

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.

Gil Barak

Gil Barak, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SECDO Ltd. Gil played for the last 15 years both offense and defense in the cyber security field. After serving in the Intelligence unit 8200, Gil was a software architect at Apple and a private consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon and Texas Instruments, as well as the Israel Ministry of Defense.

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.

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