Webinar: LogRhythm Security Experts Outline Strategy and Framework for Defending Against Mass-Distributed and Targeted Ransomware

Mar 17, 2016, 13:00 ET from LogRhythm

BOULDER, Colo., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced that James Carder, CISO at LogRhythm and vice president of LogRhythm Labs, and Ryan Sommers, manager of threat intelligence and incident response, LogRhythm Labs, will be presenting a webinar titled, "Defending Your Organization Against Ransomware" on March 21 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

In this webinar, Carder and Sommers will look at the business problems surrounding the new and evolved ransomware threat. The webinar will also give participants a brief technical overview of how these schemes function and how they can be spotted and responded to early enough in the threat lifecycle to severely limit potential damage. Carder and Sommers will also offer a framework that organizations can deploy to better protect their organization in the face of this looming menace.


"Defending Your Organization Against Ransomware" (webinar)


James Carder, CISO at LogRhythm and vice president of LogRhythm Labs, and Ryan Sommers, manager of threat intelligence and incident response, LogRhythm Labs


Live webcast on March 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Register for this online event here:

The webinar offers this scenario: It's 2:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon and you get that fateful call. An employee's laptop was hit by the latest CryptoWall variant. The employee was searching for how to solve a computer problem, but within minutes of clicking a link he/she thought might help, a message appears indicating that the files have been encrypted and that a ransom fee must be paid to get them back. What do you do?

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The early indicators of ransomware
  • Automated defenses that you can put in place to thwart the attack
  • The steps that must be followed (with robotic precision) to make a mole hill out of the possible mountain

James Carder brings more than 17 years of experience working in corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 500 and U.S. Government. At LogRhythm, he develops and maintains the company's security governance model and risk strategies, and oversees threat and vulnerability management and the Security Operations Center. He also directs the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs machine data intelligence, threat and compliance research teams. Prior to joining LogRhythm, Carder was the director of security informatics at Mayo Clinic and ran Mandiant's Northeast field practice. He holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from Walden University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP.)

Ryan Sommers manages a team of subject matter experts in incident response, forensics, malware analysis and threat intelligence. Prior to joining LogRhythm, Sommers spent almost 11 years in incident response services for companies such as CrowdStrike, Stroz Friedberg and the Mayo Clinic. His positions at these companies included forensic examiner, malware analyst, incident response consultant and assistant director. Throughout his career, Sommers has worked incident response investigations for some of the world's largest defense contractors, credit card processors, media companies and Internet services providers. He has worked many incidents involving the advanced persistent threat as well as financially motivated cybercriminal gangs. He has served as an expert witness related to computer forensic matters and has provided database forensics for cases involving both the FTC and the SEC. Sommers has a BS degree from the University of Minnesota and maintains many industry certifications.

About LogRhythm
LogRhythm, the leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company's patented and award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint forensics, and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.

LogRhythm is consistently recognized as a market leader. The company has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner's SIEM Magic Quadrant report for three consecutive years, named a "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's 2014-15 SIEM Vendor Landscape report and ranked Best-in-Class (No. 1) in DCIG's 2014-15 SIEM Appliance Buyer's Guide. In addition, LogRhythm has received Frost & Sullivan's SIEM Global Market Penetration Leadership Award and been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post. LogRhythm is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with operations throughout North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

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