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Tuesday, October 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crypto Ransomware: Why is it a billion dollar industry?

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We hear frequently in the news about local and state government agencies succumbing to ransomware attacks.  Higher education isn't immune and we may not be prepared as well as we should be.  There are many aspects to this type of attack and, unfortunately, the attackers frequently succeed.  Until ransomware becomes less profitable, it will continue to get worse.  

During this session, we will explore these questions:
  • What does an attack look like and how does it progress?
  • Why is it so profitable and how does cyber insurance factor in?
  • Why are some organizations so vulnerable to it?
  • What can we do to stop this epidemic?


Philip Kobezak

Associate Director, University Information Security Initiatives, Virginia Tech
As the Associate Director of University Information Security Initiatives, Philip is responsible for leading security initiatives that have a broad impact. He has 20 years of experience in higher education IT with 13 years specifically in information security. He maintains six GIAC... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Allegheny A - C