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Thursday, October 26 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Ransomware - A Nuisance or Critical Problem?
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This session will assess whether organisations should regard ransomware as a passing nuisance or a critical problem by looking at how ransomware manifests across cybercrime, hacktivism and nation-state sponsored hacking. Opening with discussion on the developing cyber-extortion threat, the talk will concentrate on why you should be paying attention to ransomware, both at home and in the workplace. Insight into the ransomware business model will offer the audience an understanding of the reasons behind the proliferation of the ransomware market in the criminal underground. Furthermore, recent case-studies will illustrate the impact of multi-purpose ransomware, dissecting the development, deployment, distribution and monetization of ransom malware and how the risk  to organizations varies according to intent. Discussion on future-trends, cost concerns and high-level mitigations will conclude and leave you questioning whether your organisation is prepared for the cyber-extortion threat.


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Annabel Jamieson

Security Specialist, iDefense at Accenture
A Security Specialist with iDefense at Accenture, Annabel Jamieson helps provide targeted and actionable threat intelligence to Fortune 500 customers and leading international organizations. She has a professional passion for emphasising the importance of the human and be... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Vaquero Ballroom