Ransomware: Designing a Strategic Detection and Response Plan

On-Demand Webcast|1 hour

The increased complexity of malicious actors' techniques demand CISOs stay one step ahead of the threat landscape while still preparing for potential worst-case scenarios. Join this panel discussion to learn the steps CISOs can take to minimize the impact of a ransomware attack.

The discussion explores:

  • The latest adversarial trends and how to diversify your preventative controls
  • Creating a feedback loop between proactive threat detection, timely mitigation, and IR preparedness
  • Gaining business buy-in to test and validate your defenses and ransomware playbook


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.

Dave Ockwell-Jenner
Vice President of Information Security

Dave Ockwell-Jenner is a cybersecurity professional with a blend of technical and leadership expertise. Dave serves as Vice President of Information Security for Arctic Wolf, the leading Security Operations company. Prior to that, he had been in the aviation technology sector for over 12 years taking critical roles in designing, deploying and operating a global threat intelligence and operational risk management capability.

Ben Carr

Ben Carr is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Ericsson, Qualys, Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. At Ericsson, Ben was the Chief Security & Trust Officer for Cradlepoint, the enterprise wireless division of Ericsson. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Rob Black
CEO & Founder

Rob founded Fractional CISO in 2017 and has helped dozens of companies improve their security posture as a Virtual CISO. Rob has held product security and corporate security leadership positions at PTC ThingWorx, Axeda and RSA Security. He consults, speaks, and writes on quantitative risk management, cyber insurance, and cybersecurity.


Arctic Wolf