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  • IT SECURITY IN A WORLD OF RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

  • AGENDA

    What is Ransomware?

    Introductions

    Ransomware Risks

    Table Top Exercises

    Wrap Up

    What Can You Do

  • MALICIOUS SOFTWARE • Malware - malware refers

    to software programs designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a computer system1.

    • Ransomware - is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it2

    1. http://techterms.com/definition/malware 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware

  • MALICIOUS SOFTWARE • Denial of Service Attack /

    Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DoS / DDoS)

    • Extortionware • Spyware • Scareware

  • GAIN CONTROL

    Why Is Ransomware Trending?

  • MONETIZATION OF RANSOMWARE

    2005 2015

    Cyber-criminals collected

    $209 million in first 3 months4

    2016

    Nearly 7,700 public complaints received3

    Victims paid over

    $24 million3

    3. http://www.businessinsider.com/doj-and-dhs-ransomware-attacks-government-2016-4 4. http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/15/technology/ransomware-cyber-security/

  • RANSOMWARE RISKS • Your workforce • Lack of awareness • Phishing attacks • Malvertizing • Lacking adequate

    backups and disaster recovery

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  • Ransomware Defenses

  • Backups

  • Patching

  • Antivirus Software

  • Disabling Administrative Access

  • Trusted Applications

  • Prevent Autoplay Capability

  • Microsegmentation

  • Email Restrictions

  • New and Emerging Detection Software

  • Workforce Education

  • Incident Response Plans

  • Practice: Table Top Exercise

  • QUESTIONS? Dan Vogt 207.541.2279 [email protected]

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