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Thursday, November 16 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Defending Against Ransomware, You Already Have the Capability, Why Are We Not Using It?

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Ransomware is still a leading thorn in Healthcare’s IT and Information Security’s side.  I have listened in on many ransomware talks, at ISC2 Congress, SecureWorks ESS, BlackHat, RMISC, BSides and others, and they all fail at any real prescriptive help.  They all miss the one FREE thing we CAN do to eliminate the bulk of the ransomware attacks.  You do not need a fancy product with blinky blue lights to reduce the risk of ransomware dramatically.  This talk will walk attendees through what we did to curb the ransomware threat and how you can do it too!  It is easy, free and nothing needs to be purchased, it just takes a little Active Directory and Email changes to implement, and a little bit of user education.
Yeah yeah yeah, everyone needs to be better at backups and not pay the ransom, but that is still a responsive effort and takes a lot of time.  Recovering takes hours of people labor, loss of productivity and the costs incurred while the issue is dealt with and data is restored.  What if we can stop the way ransomware is allowed to infect our systems and drop or block it without buying any more technology?  We all have what we need to stop it and it is called Microsoft Windows and it works to curb ransomware infections, just no one, until now has told us how.


Michael Gough

Malware Archaeologist
Michael is a Malware Archaeologist, Blue Team defender, Incident Responder and logoholic.  Michael developed several Windows logging cheat sheets to help the security industry understand Windows logging, where to start and what to look for.  Michael is co-developer of LOG-MD, a... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 17A

Attendees (25)