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Are you prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM EST (2019-10-22 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Peter Romness, John Pescatore


  • Cisco Systems Inc.

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Ransomware continues to be one of the most important security concerns today.

Hackers typically trick employees through email and web browsing into unintentionally downloading and spreading it, but there's a lot more to the story. Get prepared to defend against today's ransomware threat.

In this webinar, we'll discuss the latest ransomware developments and offer expert advice on where you should focus to protect your organization.

In this webinar you'll learn how to:

  • Identify the main attack vectors that enable ransomware attacks to succeed
  • Extend your key security controls beyond patching and backup/restore capabilities
  • Protect your network from the DNS layer to email to the endpoint with Cisco Ransomware Defense

Don't let ransomware disrupt your organization. Learn how you can strengthen your defenses with detection, visibility, and intelligence.

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.

Peter Romness

Peter Romness is the Cybersecurity Solutions Lead in the US Public Sector CTO Office at Cisco Systems. For over 30 years, he has devoted his deep knowledge and diverse experience to help government agencies securely accomplish their missions. He is laser-focused on mitigating cybersecurity threats, maintaining individuals’ privacy, protecting sensitive information, and securing government intellectual property.

Peter brings Cisco’s advanced cybersecurity solutions to departments and agencies at Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Educational Institutions. He works with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and has contributed their 1800-Series Special Publications. Peter helps the broader IT community understand the very latest cyber capabilities and risk mitigation methods to effectively address cyber threats. His unique combination of a technical background and a passion for clearly conveying high-tech topics to audiences of all levels of understanding makes him invaluable to Cisco and our customers. 

Prior to Cisco Systems, Peter held leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Panasonic. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.

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