Archived: VMware – The next big incident response crisis? 5 dangerous cyber trends to prepare for right now

On-Demand Webcast|1 hour

A new Global Incident Response Threat Report from VMware has identified five burgeoning trends that cybersecurity leaders and professionals must get ahead of, if they wish to keep their heads above water:

  • Deepfakes are becoming mainstream cybercriminal tools
  • Burnout rates among cyber professionals remain high 
  • Ransomware extortion tactics are wreaking havoc
  • APIs have dramatically expanded the attack surface
  • Lateral movement has become a key battleground

Join VMWare's webcast for a deep dive into the company's key research findings on these five troubling threats (and others). This session will also explore how organizations are pursuing concepts like IT ecosystem visibility and virtual patching to disrupt cybercriminal activity while minimizing the impact of attacks.


Chad Skipper

Global Security Technologist


Chad Skipper serves as Global Security Technologist in the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware. With more than 25 years in Information Security, Chad has served in many executive security technologist and strategist roles of endpoint, network, cloud, and hosted security services at Lastline, acquired by VMware, Cylance, acquired by Blackberry, Dell, Cisco, Symantec and is a USAF veteran.


Rick McElroy

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist

VMware Carbon Black

Rick has 24 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education.

McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. Rick is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), ] Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services. His current role takes him all over the world working with organizations to improve their security strategies and speaking on security and privacy.


Bill Brenner

VP, Content

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 and senior writer for

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