The top 5 takeaways from the 2023 edition of The Definitive Guide to Ransomware

When:  Jun 21, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


With ransomware attackers moving faster than ever before, deploying in days instead of months, the need for speed is real when trying to prevent an incident from becoming a crisis. Ransomware attacks have continuously evolved and grown in sophistication over the last decade, and the past year has been no different. Join this webinar to hear from Head of X-Force Research, John Dwyer, and Principal Consultant of X-Force Cyber Crisis Management EMEA, Limor Kessem, on the latest ransomware research emerging in the 2023 edition of The Definitive Guide to Ransomware. In addition to new variants and trends around ransomware, they will also cover the five stages of a ransomware attack, new detailed detection techniques and how to implement them, and how to understand and prepare for a potential ransomware crisis.

Key Speakers

John Dwyer - Head of Research, IBM X-Force

John (@TactiKoolSec) is the Head of Research for IBM Security X-Force where he leads a team of security researchers working focused on the areas of adversary trend analysis, threat hunting, detection engineering, incident response technology, and integrating partner technologies into X-Force’s ecosystem. As a researcher within X-Force, John focused his efforts on tracking and modeling adversary operations to develop immersive simulation exercises to help drive improvements in the areas of incident response, threat hunting, and detection engineering.  Prior to joining X-Force John was a defensive cyber operations researcher working with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to develop and incident response capabilities. John has spoken at multiple events including Black Hat, SANS Threat Hunting Summits, ISC2 Security Congress, and Fulbright Commission Cybersecurity Exchange.

Limor Kessem - Principal Consultant of X-Force Cyber Crisis Management EMEA

Limor Kessem is a Principal Consultant with X-Force’s Cyber Crisis Management, helping organizations prepare for and face crisis-level cyber-attacks. Previously Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security. She is a widely sought-after security expert, speaker and author and a strong advocate for women in information security. At IBM, she leverages her over 13 years of cyber risk and security expertise to provide counsel to CSOs, CISOs, and CIOs at the world’s largest corporations and governments. In addition to her work with IBM, Limor is an active RSA Conference steering committee member, ITSP Magazine podcast host, Tel Aviv University Cyber Week speaker, a founding member of the FraudCon conference, and volunteers in the local chapters of BSides and OWASP. You can follow Limor’s cybersecurity feed on Twitter @iCyberFighter.