Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware , Video

Achieve Ransomware Immunity: Protect, Detect and Recover

Praveen Vunnava of Veritas and Microsoft's David Totten on Comprehensive Response
David Totten, CTO, US Partners, Microsoft; Praveen Vunnava, Americas Field CTO, Veritas Technologies LLC

Despite the rise in frequency and severity of ransomware attacks, there remain misconceptions in how to respond. Praveen Vunnava of Veritas and David Totten of Microsoft reveal how to build a comprehensive strategy based on three key principles: protect, detect and recover.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Vunnava and Totten discuss:

  • Ransomware trends and misconceptions about response;
  • The three-tiered approach: protect, detect and recover;
  • How to build upon these elements to create a comprehensive ransomware defense strategy.

Vunnava is Americas Field CTO and Senior Distinguished Engineer at Veritas Technologies, an enterprise software and hardware development company based in Santa Clara, California. He has been part of Veritas for the last 24 years, starting in engineering and transitioning between consulting services and field sales. He is currently part of worldwide field operations, working with product engineering and Veritas leadership on the vision and strategy of Veritas for next 12 to 24 months.

An energetic relationship builder with over 15 years of Microsoft leadership experience, Totten is the chief technology officer of the Global Partner Solution U.S. organization at Microsoft, spanning across 2,000 partners and accountable for $35 billion in annual revenue. His team of 200 technical architects and strategists work hand in hand with partners of all sizes and types to build successful and sustainable businesses on the Microsoft platform.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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