Defending Against Nation State Attacks & Ransomware
Presented by: Dave Klein, Senior Director Engineering & Architecture, Guardicore
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6th | 2:05pm – 2:35pm
Cyber threats are rising, but we are getting smarter and capable of defending ourselves. Nation state & ransomware attacks continue to climb. While both have become more sophisticated with time, so have we. In this session, Dave Klein will share real world attack examples to provide insights into the murky world of nation state actors who have become especially proficient in finding ways to create more havoc and damage and commit espionage He will discuss the interesting sophistication of ransomware attacks, many of which whom utilize state actor created tool kits to land and expand. While nation state attacks have become more brazen with attribution becoming more difficult; and while ransomware poses a real challenge, especially to local governments and to hospital healthcare sectors we have also grown in our capabilities to defend against them. The steps aren’t difficult and are easy to implement. Those who are vigilant can greatly limit the blast radius and effect of these attacks easily.
How nation states attacks are increasing and how they try to obfuscate their origins through proxy actors and false-flag capabilities
How ransomware attacks have increased and how they are getting through
Prescriptive steps to thwart off or at worse easily recover from such attacks