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From Extortion to ExPetr
In a threat landscape dominated by malware that is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, ransomware stands out as a blunt instrument in the hands of cybercriminals. Yet it's one that is proving very successful – affecting not just individual consumers, but organisations of all kinds. The number of ransomware programs has increased dramatically in recent years and attacks are becoming more sophisticated.
This presentation will explain what ransomware is, how it works, what techniques cybercriminals use to maximise their chances of success and increase their revenues, and what organisations need to do to secure their data.
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018 - 12:30 - 13:30
David Emm is Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a provider of security and threat management solutions.
David joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004. He is a member of the company's Global Research and Analysis Team and has worked in the anti-malware industry since 1990 in a variety of roles, including that of Senior Technology Consultant at Dr Solomon's Software, and Systems Engineer and Product Manager at McAfee.
In his current role, David regularly delivers presentations on malware and other IT security threats at exhibitions and events, highlighting what organisations and consumers can do to stay safe online. He also provides comment to broadcast and print media on the ever-changing cyber-security and threat landscape. David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the human aspects of security, and is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.
David is regularly mentioned in national print press as a cyber-security expert and has a wealth of experience in being filmed for such programmes as Good Morning Britain and BBC News.