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5311 - Ransomware – Tales from the Front Lines

Tuesday, September 26
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ransomware continues to plague organizations becoming more prevalent and insidious as the attack vectors grow in sophistication. What was once just opportunistic campaigns have become targeted efforts looking for bigger paydays. How can organizations deal with threat? What’s the best way to raise awareness? How do you respond to an incident? Should you pay the ransom? Join a panel of industry experts in a lively discussion about the state of ransomware, current trends and mitigation strategies.

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Rob Ayoub

Research Director, Security Products

Rob Ayoub is a research director in IDC's security products program. In this role he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security products ranging from traditional network security products such as firewall, IPS and UTM to emerging products designed to protect the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Rob is also responsible for research and analysis around a wide range of evolving security markets, including forensics and security and vulnerability management.

Rob has extensive experience in the security industry, with more than 10 years as an industry analyst and several years in solutions marketing for a security vendor. He is actively involved in industry initiatives and education in his community - including ISSA and CyberPatriot.


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Brandon Dunlap


Brandon Dunlap is a prolific speaker and professional with a background in consulting, security professional and manager.


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John Carnes

Information Security Senior Advisor
Anthem, Inc

John Carnes has worked more than 20 years in IT, as both a consultant and information security professional. He holds his CISSP, ISSAP specialization and HCISPP. John has acted as the subject matter expert for a Fortune 50 company's identity management, authentication and authorization architect, and has worked as an infosec first responder.


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Erich Kron

Security Awareness Advocate

Erich, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec.


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