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              A Brief History of Ransomware

              When did Ransomware start, what is it, and why is it such a powerful tool for threat actors?

              A Brief History of Ransomware
              Speaker: Alex Tilley, CTU E-Crimes Lead and Dan Eden, Senior Incident Responder
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              Duration: 1 Hour

              With the recent global attacks of WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware has taken the headlines in a massive way.

              But this is nothing new, the 2014 Crypto locker attacks still in the back of the minds of many organisations. In order to help organisations understand ways to cope with ransomware attacks. SecureWorks very own CTU e-crimes lead, Alex Tilley, and senior incident responder, Dan Eden will discuss a brief history of ransomware.

              Discussing where ransomware originated, some examples of attacks from times gone by and discuss the what, the how, the why, and the who of some of these attacks. Alex and Dan will also provide some tips and tricks to give your organisation the ability to reduce the risk of ransomware affecting your organisation.

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