Ransomware One Day Class – December 3rd, 2020 – Virtual

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Please join us for our Virtual Ransomware Class

on Thursday December 3rd, 2020!


Ransomware description: 

Ransomware is an epidemic. In the blink of an eye, everything from your financial records to emails to file shares have been encrypted, possibly never to be seen again. This is the nightmare that organizations around the world have faced, as they grapple with the most destructive and terrifying of all cyberattacks. Today, ransomware is often the last stage of a data breach, launched by criminals after they have already stolen massive volumes of data. Exposure threats are on the rise, as criminals threaten to publish data if they don’t receive their payment.
Learn to respond to ransomware effectively and efficiently. We’ll show you modern ransomware strains in action, including videos and screenshots, and point out key indicators that can facilitate early detection. Then we’ll delve into core elements of the response: triage, evidence preservation, scoping, negotiation, decryption, and more. Finally, we’ll discuss whether ransomware is also a data breach, and how to handle potentially long-term consequences. This course includes simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of a ransomware attack and respond effectively, now and in the future. 
What you will learn: 
  • Identify early indicators of compromise for ransomware cases 
  • Stop ransomware before it takes over your network 
  • Effectively contain ransomware  
  • Understand how and why to preserve evidence in ransomware cases 
  • Describe an effective ransom negotiation strategy 
  • Decrypt data safely and efficiently 
  • Support ongoing legal, public relations, and other business activities related to the ransomware recovery 
1: Ransomware Tactics and Detection
2: Scoping and Breach Risk
3: Negotiation and Decryption
4: Recovery/Restoration
Hands on labs.


9AM – 4PM MT on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020




$800 Early Bird Price ends November 12th, 2020

$995 Regular Price ends November 18th, 2020

$1095 Late Registration ends November 25th, 2020 (CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS)


Enjoy virtual coffee/tea with the group. Each registrant will receive a complimentary mug and choice of coffee or tea shipped to their home, courtesy of our partner, Technium.


Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of the recently released book “Data Breaches.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data breach response, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by The New York Times. She has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), a noted security text in the private sector and a college textbook for many cybersecurity courses. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She has also been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”. 


Matt Durrin manages the incident response and R & D teams at LMG Security. He 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. His malware research was recently featured on NBC Nightly News.