Disrupting and Preventing Ransomware Attacks
As enterprises continue to ramp up on their digital transformation, more data are being created across channels and systems making enterprises victims of ransomware. The damage these attackers leave are no longer just financial alone, rather, the organization‘s reputation is also being threatened. According to The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, a 150% increase in ransomware attacks was observed in 2021 and is expected to rise this year 2022, making the trend proliferate continuously. Evident in a 2022 Ransomware report by Zscaler‘s ThreatLabz who found that there is a significant growth in attacks, with the manufacturing industry tagged as the most targeted for the second year in a row. The healthcare sector, the food and restaurant industry, supply chain, and even the government are alarmed by the rise of relentless attacks. The disruption these attacks, like ransomware, create aren‘t just disruption alone, it has a ripple effect that brings the victims in unwanted and undesirable situations – a dilemma that causes chaos in the business and operations of services. Threats will continue and it will be difficult to completely diminish groups’ tactics in striking ransomware attacks.
A key preventive measure is adopting a holistic zero trust architecture that disrupts attacks and minimizes potential damage. Join this interactive discussion with your peers to share advice on the best ways to protect against ransomware attacks and hear best practices on protecting users and data while managing risk exposure.
Points of discussion
- Threats assessment challenges
- How to protect an enterprise organization from threat and cyber attack
- Securing access for hybrid workers using various devices
- Identifying malicious content and spreading awareness among users
Charles Repain is a Senior Solution Consulting Engineer Southeast Asia for Zscaler with 15+ years of experience as a Cyber security practitioner. He spent the last 5 years at Zscaler helping large European and Asian companies to transform their IT Security from a castle and moat model to a Zero Trust model. He previously worked as Solution Architect and Security Consultant in various Service Provider companies such as Verizon Business and Orange Business Services.
Charles is a strong believer in security delivered by modern technology such as Cloud Computing and Machine Learning as Cybersecurity needs to adapt to evolving threats while staying agile in a mobile and digital world.
Is the Chief Information Security Officer for Aboitiz Group. Over 30 years of Information security, cybersecurity and operations management experience in large and small military & civilian organizations. Cyber Security and Risk Professional experienced in planning and implementing major IT operational programs, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program management, network and systems management, systems engineering, systems integration, & analyses; configuration, crisis, personnel, production and operations management, including supply, personnel and ITIL service and life cycle management, business process re-engineering, strategic planning, anti-terrorism and force protection.
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