Analysis of Browser-Based Ransomware Attacks
Digital acceleration has ushered in a new way of working: employees now spend most of their time working in the cloud, using SaaS applications and other web-based tools. However, in doing so, organisations are now struggling to manage a variety of new blind spots in traditional approaches to security that are not fit to protect modern working models. Consequently, there has been a surge in a new class of Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats: Coinbase, Reddit, Oktapus to name a few.
This new class of threats evade detection by using techniques that leverage the web browser as an attack vector to gain initial access to the network and steal credentials or deploy malware, often ending in a full-blown ransomware attack. Largely unknown in the cybersecurity industry and unprotected against, HEAT were built specifically to compromise the shortcomings of traditional security tools.
Discussion topics will include:
- How to detect and mitigate browser-based ransomware attacks
- FCA and PRAs recommendations to protect your financial organisation from Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats
- An anatomy of the recent attack on Coinbase and implications for the financial sector
- How to identify and quantify the risks to your organisation;
- Strategies to protect against Qakbot Trojans and malicious malware targeting URLs
Join ISMG's Anna Delaney for a moderated discussion that will feature insight from Brett Raybould, EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security. This 90-minute session will be: Chatham house rules, Peer driven, Pitch free