The Ransomware Evolution: New Tricks From An Old Trade - 1 CEU

63 Minutes

*CompTIA has approved this webinar for 1 CEU for the following certifications through 8/12/2021: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+, CASP+*

Ransomware has evolved again and has some new tricks up its sleeve that are causing more trouble than ever. Although some ransomware gangs said they would halt attacks in healthcare during the crisis, the attacks continue. On top of that, cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic to intensify phishing and smishing attacks while people are working from home, putting in longer hours and are less protected.

In this webinar, Erich Kron will discuss the latest trends in ransomware and the methods the attackers are using now to spread it. Plus, key defensive strategies you can use now against ransomware and phishing attacks during this time of rapid change.

We will cover:

  • New tricks the ransomware attackers are employing
  • The rise in attacks around the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Defending against the new threats
  • How to create your human firewall

Additional Resource:
You can access a lot of conference recordings, including multiple Bsides conferences, at https://learn.pluralsight.com/conference-offers/2020/conferences

Speaker Erich Kron

Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army's 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.

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