Jam Session: Ransomware Threat In 2016

Advanced Persistent Security
Advanced Persistent Security
Jam Session: Ransomware Threat In 2016

Jam Session: Ransomware Threat In 2016

Advanced Persistent Security Podcast

Episode 12

Guest: Matthew Eliason

April 29, 2016

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Ransomware Show Notes

We all know that Ransomware is a PITA (Pain in the ___). This podcast, we discuss modern examples, infection vectors, mitigations, and root causes. This podcast is meant to start the discussion with management to begin to prevent malware infections instead of scramble to decrypt files or pay the extortionists.

Part 1

Is Ransomware the threat of the future?  Are companies understanding or taking the Ransomware threat seriously?  Today we take a hard look at the recent failings of various organizations. 

4 Thing to Know About Ransomware

MedStar Health biggest health organization to get hit by Ransomware

Part 2

Is it better to pay the Ransom? Discussion and some differing opinions here.

FBI says “better to pay ransom in some cases”

Part 3

Ransomware uses Social Engineering to be the most effective

W-2 data stolen using Social Engineering

 APS Blog Posts

MedStar Health Cybersecurity Fails to Prevent Attack
Adobe Patches Exploited Vulnerability
Ransomware Locks MBR
Iranian hackers hit with Federal charges
Spear Phishermen Target Corporate W-2 Data
Google Fixes Kernel Vulnerability
4 Things to Know About Ransomware
Ransomware Hits Mac Computers
IRS Targeted in Another Cyberattack

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