You've been hearing it every January for the last decade: The coming year will see a continued escalation of ransomware attacks. But these past 12 months have been different.
Ransomware gangs took their attacks to a dangerous new level, targeting ubiquitous software used by business, government agencies and critical infrastructure and revealing multiple vulnerabilities in the software supply chain. Sophos saw the ransomware escalation up close, with the Sophos Rapid Response Team spending nearly 80% of its time remediating such attacks. That and other ransomware trends are captured in the Sophos 2022 Threat Report.
In this face-to-face webcast discussion, CyberRisk Alliance VP of Content Strategy Bill Brenner and Sophos Senior Director of Sales Engineering Matthew Hickey will unpack the full findings, what they mean for the coming year and what security teams can do to prepare.
Director of Sales Engineering
Matthew Hickey is a Director of Sales Engineering, at Sophos. He works in the trenches with Sophos technical experts and customers to determine how current threats, including ransomware and signatureless exploits, are causing businesses to rethink their security strategy. This expertise gives Hickey a "real-world" view of the threat landscape, and provides IT managers with direction for security deployment based on vulnerabilities, attack type and how employees work today – on the go with mobile devices, with remote access to the network on laptops, in the cloud, etc.
Cyber Risk 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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