I S S A, Hawaii Chapter

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

ISSA Virtual Web Meeting: Hosted by Hitachi Vantara; Ransomware, The Modern Nuisance

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Virtual

Members $0 / Non-Members $0


Presentation: Ransomware: The Modern Nuisance


Speakers: David Antonio Green and Colin Duffy of Hitachi Vantara

Topic:


Ransomware attacks have become the modern nuisance affecting industries across all sectors globally. Its' rise over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise - one that has been exacerbated because of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Targeted organizations often believe that paying the ransom is the most cost-effective way to get their data back -- and, unfortunately, this creates more harm than good.

The problem is that every single business that pays to recover their files is directly funding the development of the next generation of this cyber threat. As a result, it continues to evolve, with more sophisticated variants and more specific targeted cyber-attacks. The costs continue to rise as well. Research suggests ransomware attacks will cost the global economy US$6 trillion annually in 2021! This makes defending your organization's data more critical than ever.

Everyone keeps asking, "Where do I start?" We' have the answers.

In this session, you'll learn:
● What ransomware is, how it operates, and its defining characteristics
● Cybersecurity best practices to reduce ransomware risks
● Leveraging identity process automation & privileged access security controls to mitigate attacks
● Important ransomware defense takeaways


Bio:

● David Antonio Green
David is an information technology and leadership executive with over 20 years' experience in banking and information technology, emphasizing on technology operations, information security, application development and management, project management, and network design. He is a former Chief Information Officer for two Caribbean banks. Since 2009, he has been very passionate about helping companies solve the problems they face in aligning their business and cybersecurity strategies. This has led him on a sales career which has spanned three multi-national technology firms.

Currently, he is the Vice President, Sales for Hitachi Systems Security Inc., a cybersecurity firm headquartered in Quebec, Canada - a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. He is responsible for developing and leading the sales and marketing initiatives across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe.

● Colin Duffy - SVP Corporate Sales & Channel - Hitachi ID Systems
For more than 15 years, Colin has established new global partnerships to expand Hitachi ID's Services Delivery to enable businesses to securely accelerate their digital transformations. Eager to drive leading cyber security solutions in a competitive and growing market, Colin is passionate about applying technology to help customers reduce risk and strengthen their security posture.
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