Cyber Resilience in the Ransomware and Wiper Era New Strategies for CISOs to Protect

On-Demand Webcast|1 hour

Threat actors never stop working and employing new tools to hold your data hostage and take your business down. Attack vectors are often multifaceted and evasive. And the risk of reinjecting vulnerabilities, compromised accounts, and other attack artifacts back into your environment is a pervasive threat. Compared to previous data exfiltration attacks, CISOs and their teams must employ new cyber resilience strategies to protect organizations from ransomware and wiper attacks, and update response strategies to minimize impact. Join this session to learn:

  • How the threat landscape has changed due to ransomware and wiper attacks
  • How IT and Security teams and improve collaboration to minimize the impact
  • New response strategies that lower risk and streamline recovery from an attack


Parham Eftekhari
Executive Vice President, Communities
CyberRisk Alliance

Parham Eftekhari is a business executive specializing in cyber and national security. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, CISO Communities at CyberRisk Alliance, leading its CISO services platform which consists of the Cybersecurity Collaborative and Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Parham also serves as the chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank, which he founded in 2014. Other leadership roles during his more than 15 years in this sector include co-founder and Vice President of research at the Government Technology Research Alliance, founder of the world’s first webcam cover manufacturer CamPatch, and Advisory Board member at the Ready Rock Institute. Parham has developed and authored multiple research publications, regularly engages with the media, and has addressed forums ranging from Congress, TED, RSA, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner – Government Information Security Leadership Award.

James Blake
Global Cyber Resiliency Strategist

James Blake, Global Cyber Resiliency Strategist – James Blake is Cohesity’s Strategist in Cyber Resiliency. In this role he draws on his nearly three decades of operational experience as a CISO, building Security Operations Centres and leading incident response to provide thought leadership and enablement around cyber resiliency best practices to internal resources and customers, as well as working with our Data Security Alliance partners to create a security ecosystem that delivers innovation. James worked as both the Global Director of Cyber Transformation and Director of Cyber Risk at JPMorgan Chase. He was the CISO of Mimecast from its inception to its IPO. He spent nearly a decade as the Managing Principle leading a consulting practice for HP Enterprise that built, operated and then transferred over 90 end-to-end security operations capabilities for some of the world’s largest organizations and provided consulting for over 200 more. James and his team were called in to provide response capabilities for several high-profile incidents, including ransomware and wiper attacks such as the 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco. He is also the co-founder of the second-largest information security conference in the UK.