Ransomware & Zero Days: A 5-Step Action Plan to Avoid Becoming the Next Big Headline

On-Demand Webcast|1 Hour

The SolarWinds and Kaseya attacks. Log4Shell and ProxyShell... These are the headlines that give security professionals nightmares. To survive the dizzying pace of today’s modern threat landscape, organizations must have in place an action plan that allows them to quickly triage security incidents, with the confidence that they’re responding to accurate, real-time information.   

Topics will include: 

  • Current industry trends and key takeaways from 2021’s biggest cyber headlines. 
  • Collecting the right information from your environment to make decisions quickly and confidently. 
  • The roles that risk assessment, asset management, gap analysis and patch management play in your action plan. 
  • Suggestions on how to communicate with executives and board members to build their trust and gain their support.

Join Melissa Bischoping, Endpoint Security Research Specialist at Tanium, who will present a five-step plan for optimizing and prioritizing your security operations so you can survive the latest evolving threats. 



Melissa Bischoping

Director Endpoint Security Research


Melissa Bischoping is a passionate security evangelist whose academic & professional background in human psychology and technology align to educate, advocate, and remediate the difficult security problems faced by businesses and individuals.

She currently works as an Endpoint Security Research Specialist at Tanium where she analyzes emerging threats, zero-days, and CVEs to provide subject matter expertise for internal and external customers. Prior to Tanium, she held positions in operations and security across the hospitality, casino gaming, and industrial/manufacturing industries. Melissa is most interested in topics around adversary emulation, purple team operations, zero trust philosophy, and digital forensics and incident response.

Outside of work, Melissa pursues a Master of Science in Information Security Engineering at SANS, where she also competes as part of the Capture-The-Flag team. Her hobbies include DIY home renovation and gardening. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, son, 3 Sphynx cats, and 1 Min-Pin.


Bill Brenner

VP of Content Strategy

CyberRisk Alliance

Bill Brenner is VP of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance -- an InfoSec content strategist, researcher, director, tech writer, blogger and community builder. He was formerly director of research at IANS, senior writer/content strategist at Sophos, senior tech writer for Akamai Technology's Security Intelligence Research Team (Akamai SIRT), managing editor for CSOonline.com and senior writer for SearchSecurity.com.

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