July 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter July meeting topic:

Targeted Ransomware Attacks
by Jason Rebholz

Ransomware started out as a nuisance and has grown into a pandemic. Companies everywhere are struggling to keep pace with the constantly evolving threat of losing their data. In a recent trend, opportunistic ransomware attacks have evolved into targeted attacks that have resulted in the deployment of ransomware to hundreds of systems. These targeted ransomware attacks have crippled companies and forced them to pay thousands of dollars in ransom money just to stay in business. This presentation will cover a short history on the evolution of ransomware and discuss in detail what happens during a targeted ransomware case – from the initial compromise through file encryption. Furthermore, the talk will cover lessons learned from numerous targeted ransomware cases so that you may avoid being the next victim.


About the Speaker
rebholz headshotJason Rebholz is a Director in The Crypsis Group’s McLean, Virginia office. As a Director, Mr. Rebholz oversees the professional services that Crypsis provides its clients and manages incident response investigations. Mr. Rebholz has led incident response investigations that involved multiple threat actors including financially motivated attackers, organized crime, nation-state threat actors, and hacktivists. He has worked across numerous industries including the defense industrial base, financial industry, healthcare industry, Fortune 100 companies, and law enforcement.



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Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005

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