Details: Ransomware has rapidly become one of the fastest growing and most profitable cybercrimes in existence with estimates showing that 1 in 5 businesses have currently been the target of an attack.  Research from Kaspersky Lab suggests that ransomware attacks are currently launched against businesses at a rate of 1 every 40 seconds and other sources report that ransomware netted criminals close to $1 billion of the course of 2016.  This presentation will describe the anatomy of a typical ransomware attack and present a defense in depth strategy organizations can use to protect themselves at various points along the ransomware kill chain.  The presentation will be based around guidance presented in the OWASP Anti-Ransomware Guide ( and special emphasis will be given to testing an organization’s ability to detect, respond to, and recover from a malware attack using mock malware incidents.


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