KNOWLEDGE SERIES

The Ransomware Pandemic

The global ransomware crisis has entered a new phase. Security researchers have uncovered and reported year-on-year attacks increasing at an exponential rate. As threat actors adopt new techniques and stronger tactics, the impact of ransomware attacks is more widespread and highlights weaknesses in a company’s security posture. Many high profile attacks reported involves underlying vulnerabilities and, security gaps for their occurrence, however there are several other factors for the explosion of these attacks.

When: 3 September 2021 , 2:00 PM IST

About Speaker

Parag Deodhar

Director of Cyber Security & Risk Management, Regional CISO – APAC
VF CorporationParag Deodhar is the Director of Cyber Security & Risk Management for APAC for an US Multinational Company and is based in Hong Kong. Parag is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA, US and Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, US.  Parag has over 20 years’ experience in Enterprise Risk Management, specializing in Operational Risk, Cyber Security and Fraud Risk Management. He has held leadership roles with multinational companies like AXA Group, KPMG, Deutsche Bank and Mahindra-British Telecom.

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Eddy Williams

Security Evangelist
G Data CyberDefence

Fighting web shell attacks

The recent spate of attacks on websites and web-facing services has focused attention on web shells that were used to install ransomware. Attacks using web shells have accelerated in 2020-21 and have raised two significant issues: the technical measures required to counter these attacks which are difficult to discover; and the wisdom in using Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to drive mitigation measures. This session addresses both concerns.

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