Defense Strategies to Combat Sophisticated Ransomware – Mehul Revankar – PSW #712



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To defend themselves, companies need to detect ransomware attacks early, gather the intelligence to understand the attack, and prevent the attacks from occurring in the future. Qualys’ Mehul Revankar will discuss ransomware trends, defensive maneuvers and discuss the inspiration and research behind Qualys’ new ransomware exposure dashboard that provides companies with personalized plan to remediate the vulnerabilities in their environment.

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Defense Strategies to Combat Sophisticated Ransomware

Guests

Mehul Revankar

Mehul Revankar – VP Product Management and Engineering, VMDR at Qualys

@MehulRevankar

Mehul is a cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Security Operations. He leads the product management and engineering functions for VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) at Qualys. Before joining Qualys, Mehul led development of vulnerability and patch management products at SaltStack, and prior to that he led multiple research teams at Tenable.

Hosts

Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance

@sawaba

Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Jeff Man

Jeff Man – #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

@MrJeffMan

Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet – Executive Director at RM-ISAO

@quadling

Executive Director, RM-ISAO
Co-founder, MJM Growth
IANS Faculty
Blockchain Patent Holder
MISTI Instructor
Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon
Board Member BSidesDE
Board Member BSidesDC
Ex-cop and Fireman

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element

@tyler_robinson

As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.

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