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The True Cost of Ransomware: 5 Companies, 5 Attacks, and the Reality of Recovery

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT (2017-09-26 19:30:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Ryan Berg


  • Barkly

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The reality of ransomware is often far different than what we may imagine and plan for. Infections can happen in the blink of an eye, yet the fallout from them can stretch out in unexpected ways for days, weeks, sometimes months.

Join the webinar to learn:

  • Special behind-the-scenes accounts of how ransomware infections played out inside five very different organizations
  • Breakdowns of the true costs to their businesses
  • Key takeaways to help you prepare your own organization for preventing and recovering from attack

Speaker Bios

Ryan Berg

Ryan Berg is Chief Scientist at Barkly. He holds multiple patents and is a speaker, instructor, and author in the fields of security, risk management, and secure application development. Prior to joining Barkly, he was Chief Security Officer at Sonatype and Chief Scientist and cofounder of Ounce Labs, which was acquired by IBM in 2009.

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.

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