Webinar: The Ransomware Explosion

New Trends from the Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report

Phishing is, by far, the most prevalent delivery mechanism of ransomware. Overall, ransomware attacks have had a high infection rate, but a low rate of success with only a small fraction of victims paying ransoms. In this webinar, we will explore how, in 2016, threat actors evolved their tactics from targeting individual victims to companies that were more likely to view paying a ransom as their best option. This primarily includes small businesses, schools, government agencies, critical infrastructure facilities, and medical facilities. Ransomware is exploitation of people in its truest form. From businesses of all sizes across all industries, it's a threat that does not discriminate. 

Josh Shilko, Manager, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, PhishLabs R.A.I.D., will share key findings which include:

  • Why ransomware is so popular and the factors that make it appealing to attackers
  • Who the actors are and why they are growing in number
  • The ransomware targeting scheme and how the targets have shifted in 2016
  • Why ransomware is successful and the infection vectors used to deliver it
  • Current trends and the future of ransomware

About the Speaker:

Josh Shilko_headshot.jpgJoshua Shilko is PhishLabs Manager of Digital Forensics and Incident response, R.A.I.D. (Research, Analysis, and Intelligence Division). He holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics from Utica College, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
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