Dr. Geers' presentation, "Ransomware in the Middle East," will explore the origin of this malicious attack method and how it has evolved in the region. The session will also highlight types of ransomware and their design—as well as propagation, encryption, command and control, targets, payment and, perhaps most importantly, proactive defense and reactive solutions. View a preview of the session here: https://www.rsaconference.com/videos/quick-look-ransomware-in-the-middle-east.
Dr. Geers will join a who's-who list of government representatives, threat researchers and academics in Abu Dhabi as they work together to help attendees secure their organizations and their futures. He will also be a featured speaker at RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco in February. The RSA Conference is the leading international information security conference and exposition, with its events collectively drawing more than 45,000 attendees per year.
Who: Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP)— Comodo senior research scientist, NATO CCD COE ambassador, Atlantic Council senior fellow, Digital Society Institute-Berlin Affiliate, TSN University of Kyiv visiting professor. Twitter: @KennethGeers
What: "Ransomware in the Middle East" session, RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi
When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 2:05 – 2:55 p.m. UTC+04:00
Where: Level 1, Etihad Ballroom 1, Emirates Palace Hotel, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Conference website: https://www.rsaconference.com/events/ad16
Conference handle: @RSAConference
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