Incident response, Cybercrime, Ransomware

Are Cryptocurrencies to Blame for the Increase in Ransomware Attacks? – Bob Seeman – CSP #86

Fortunes have been gained and lost through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency purchases. Ransomware paid in cryptocurrency is rarely recovered. Should the CISOs get involved in promoting regulation of the cryptocurrency? Would this reduce the number and amounts paid in ransomware attacks? Join the author of “The COiNMEN”, who has extensively researched cryptocurrencies and promoted policy changes as he shares his views.

Segment Resources:

Letter in Support of Responsible Fintech Policy,

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Bob Seeman
Bob Seeman
Managing Partner at CyberCurb

Bob Seeman is the Managing Partner of CyberCurb and advises business and government on emerging technology.

He is the author of the book “The Coinmen”, the most comprehensive critique of bitcoin. He is a Senior Advisor at Endeavor which identifies and industrializes game changing technology for the US Government. He is also a co-founder of RIWI Corp., a global data analytics company, and has been a consultant to a cryptocurrency tracing company.

He is a California attorney, electrical engineer and entrepreneur, was a Head of Strategy for Microsoft in London and a technical consultant to the European Commission.

Bob previously practiced administrative law with Norton Rose Fulbright. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Elec. Eng.) with Honours from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from EDHEC, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of British Columbia.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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