Holiday 2021: Ransomware Defense

By nick.moseley

Friday, December 3rd, 2:00pm – 5:00pm MDT (GMT-6)
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Ransomware is overly simple. I mean that literally… inject payload, encrypt files, ???, profit! On the other hand humans are smart and we can also be big troublemakers for businesses. So what happens when you cross a punk and ransomware? An ever-ongoing threat landscape… Human-Operated Ransomware.

Human-operated ransomware is a large and growing attack trend that represents a threat to organizations in every industry, and is different from commodity ransomware. These “hands-on-keyboard” attacks target an organization rather than a single device and leverage human attackers’ knowledge of common system and security misconfigurations to infiltrate the organization, navigate the enterprise network, and adapt to the environment and its weaknesses as they go.

Friday, December 3rd, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (MST)

This is a three-part, special edition session of MEMUG for the 2021 Holidays! Note the additional hour in duration and beginning at 2:00 PM.

  1. Brian Gancherov will be covering the evolution of Human Operated Ransomware, how to protect against it, initial indicators of threat actor activity and some real-life anonymized case studies on what can happen when you don’t have the people, processes and technology to prevent it.
  2. Nick Moseley will present on how Microsoft solutions in endpoint protection can help in ransomware defense.
  3. MEMUG board members will discuss what is in store for MEMUG in 2022, plus hold a raffle for prizes!

About Brian Gancherov: A regular presenter at IT conferences and security-focused events, Brian has spoken on a variety of topics including Security Optimization, next-generation threats, cloud computing and zero trust architecture. He has also won multiple community service awards for the delivery of online safety training at schools and other organizations across the United States which helped to keep kids safer from online threats.

About Nick Moseley: As a long-time member of the MEMUG community, Nick has been a facilitator, presenter, and VP of MEMUG for since 2013. He has17+ years of industry experience and 6+ years of technical sales, has been recognized for both technical and thought leadership, and is a trusted advisor with customers and peers.


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