Ransomware and the Payment Process: How to Safely Navigate Dangerous Territory

No one wants to pay a ransom demand, but sometimes victims have no better choice. It’s critical to conduct compliance checks before paying a ransom, however, in order to ensure that victims do not violate sanctions laws, both in the US and internationally.

In this fast-paced tabletop exercise, seasoned experts from Castellum.AI and LMG Security will show you how to navigate the ransomware response and payment process safely and effectively. We’ll provide valuable guidance for everyone involved in the response, from victim companies to IR firms to insurance companies and more.

Join LMG Security and Castellum.AI for a tabletop exercise on how to respond to a ransomware attack and safely navigate the dangerous waters of ransom payment.


Sherri Davidoff
Chief Executive Officer
LMG Security

Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of three books, including “Ransomware and Cyber Extortion” and “Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity. As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, she has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times. Sherri is a regular instructor at the renowned Black Hat trainings and a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), and has been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN) and received her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Matt Durrin
Director of Training and Response
LMG Security

Matt Durrin is the Director of Training and Research at LMG Security and a Senior Consultant with the organization. He is an instructor at the international Black Hat USA conference, where he has taught classes on ransomware and data breaches. Matt has conducted cybersecurity seminars, tabletop exercises and classes for thousands of attendees in all sectors, including banking, retail, healthcare, government, and more. He is also the co-author of a new book, Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: Response and PreventionA seasoned cybersecurity and IT professional, Matt specializes in ransomware response and research, as well as deployment of proactive cybersecurity solutions. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Montana, and his malware research has been featured on NBC Nightly News.

Peter Piatetsky
Co-Founder & CEO

Peter Piatetsky leads strategy, growth and product design at Castellum.AI, working closely with clients to achieve risk-aligned coverage for all of their compliance needs.

Spencer Vuksic
Director of Solutions and Partnerships

Spencer leads user engagement and content at Castellum.AI, working closely with prospective clients, users and partners to understand their compliance and sanctions data needs.