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Saturday, October 17 • 11:00am - 11:25am
See No Revil, Hear No Revil, Speak No Revil: Forecasting the Evil Known as Ransomware

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Ransomware is an increasing threat that's difficult to defend against, especially when dealing with hundreds of different variants and threat actors who continuously deploy new techniques to get victims to pay up. But what if you could better predict what type of ransomware you're most likely to see? This talk will show you it's possible to weaponize the underground world against cybercriminals and become more proactive in blocking this growing threat. You'll learn what variants are popular, how to predict which variants will soon be dominating the media, and all about the criminal ecosystems that help ransomware flourish.

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Kelsey Helms

Lead Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Target
Kelsey Helms is a cyber threat intelligence analyst and researcher for Target's cyber security team. Her work has concentrated on solution-focused research and behavioral trend analysis to help companies predict, preempt, and prepare for potential attacks. Helms received her BS in... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Track C