January 2022 Chapter Meeting: Ransomware Attack Simulation

Session Name: Are you ready for a ransomware attack?

This session will provide a walkthrough of a ransomware event using readily available attack tools and common techniques. Following a technical demonstration, a sample Incident Response Plan will be distributed and reviewed. A tabletop exercise will be facilitated, with roles such as Business Owner, Technical Expert, Legal Counsel, Crisis Communication, and Insurance Broker filled by attendees. Questions and activities will be available to support a single group session, or breakout rooms of teams comprising 4 or 5 members. Where possible, logs, reports, and other evidence will be available to inform analysis, decision making, and communications. Wrap-up activities will include an evaluation of the Incident Response Plan and supporting artifacts to identify improvement opportunities and priorities to better prepare for the next event.

When: Thursday, January 13th, 2022 – 11:10AM to 1:00PM.

20 minutes – networking

60 minutes – speakers

15-30 minutes – Q&A

This event qualifies for 1.5 CPEs.

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Speaker/Presenter Bio:

Dennis Allen is a Senior Security Consultant at Stratascale, where he helps organizations assess and improve their cybersecurity posture to address the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Dennis received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from St. John Fisher College, and a M.S. in Information Assurance from Norwich University. With more than 25 years of information technology and security experience, Dennis has helped fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, the U.S. military, and many small businesses develop solutions to prevent, detect, and respond to the most advanced cyber challenges. He has also delivered numerous professional training classes, presented at industry conferences, and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

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