Access Management , Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

The Changing Face of Ransomware

CyberArk's Andy Thompson on What We Can Learn From Recent Attacks
Andy Thompson, technical evangelist, CyberArk

Dwell time, double extortion, supply chain attacks - ransomware has changed considerably over the course of the year, and CyberArk's Andy Thompson says there is much we can learn from the attacks - both the unsuccessful and successful ones - and how they take root.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Thompson discusses:

  • How ransomware attacks and attackers have evolved;
  • Trends and techniques that should concern you;
  • How to rethink ransomware defense strategies.

As a technical evangelist for CyberArk, Thompson is responsible for providing guidance to each regional customer in securing their organizations with CyberArk technologies and security best practices in order to prevent credential theft and breach. He has spent the past 20 years in the fields of web development, systems engineering/administration and architecture, and the past six years in information security and architecture, primarily focusing on large retail organizations. Thompson is active in the information security communities of Texas as a member of Shadow Systems Hacker Collective and the Dallas Hackers Association.

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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