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Ransomware has evolved. The advance of targeted attack tools like Ryuk, Dharma and BitPaymer have paved the way for massive demands of six-figures or more. Often, criminals lurk inside corporate networks for weeks or months, analyzing financial data in order to set the ransom price. Modern ransomware strains such as Sodinokobi have exploit kits built in, enabling them to automatically spread laterally throughout a network prior to detonation. Advanced features include key differentiation and new tactics designed to evade your monitoring systems. Driven by the success of GandCrab and similar strains, ransomware-as-a-service is booming, with a flood of new products competing on the dark web. Other new ransomware strains have been rushed to market, resulting in sloppy coding that can accidentally render your data unrecoverable no matter what you pay.

In this talk, we’ll show you the latest ransomware in action, with videos and screenshots from actual cases. We’ll discuss strategies for monitoring and detecting ransomware, including mistakes to avoid and tactics for thwarting the stealthiest new threats.

Join LMG’s Sherri Davidoff and Matt Durrin from LMG for this thrilling session!

Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc. As a recognized expert in digital forensics and cybersecurity, Sherri has authored courses for Black Hat and the SANS Institute. She has conducted cybersecurity training for many notable organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. Sherri is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, where she teaches cybersecurity classes. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. Her new book, “Data Breaches,” will be released in the fall of 2019.

Matt Durrin is a Cybersecurity consultant and trainer for LMG Security. Matt is an instructor at the international Black Hat USA conference, where he teaches “Data Breaches.” He regularly conducts cybersecurity webinars and seminars for hundreds of attendees in all sectors, including banking, retail, health care, government and more. A seasoned forensics professional, Matt specializes in incident response, ransomware cases, cryptojacking, and banking trojans. Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana and previously worked as a “blue team” field technician/system administrator for over 10 years. He currently leads LMG’s R&D team, and his malware research was recently featured on NBC Nightly News.