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Fighting Ransomware: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presenter: Jeff Thompson, Security Analyst & Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Summary: Please join the Department of Innovation & Technology and the Illinois Century Network for "Hacker Hour" a series of free webinars focusing on cybersecurity topics. Our first webinar will discuss the key steps to prepare and defend against Ransomware. It's much easier to launch sophisticated ransomware attacks and the number of data breaches suffered by organizations increase daily. Find out what you need to know about ransomware and what it takes to detect, mitigate and prevent these rapidly growing threats.

Join our webinar and learn more about:

  • What is Ransomware and how it has evolved
  • The incident response process 
  • How to detect, mitigate and prevent threats
  • Interactive Q&A

About our Host: Jeff Thompson, Security Analyst and Certified Ethical Hacker with the Department of Information and Technology (DoIT)/Information Security, will share his expertise and ideas on the best ways to protect your environment and data. Jeff has over a decade of experience in threat hunting, incident response, vulnerability assessments and computer forensics. As a member of the DoIT Information Security Team, Jeff is responsible for preventing, monitoring and reacting to security incidents in State of Illinois agencies.

By registering below, your information will be submitted to the webinar organizer. Webinar instructions will be sent to registered participants 48 hours prior to the event.

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