Malicious Life Podcast: Multi-Stage Ransomware

August 2, 2020 |

Ran and Israel Barak, Cybereason CISO, discuss the latest development in ransomware evolution: multi-stage attacks in which the attackers infiltrate the target network, steal data and gather intelligence - before detonating the ransomware to cause maximal denial-of-service to the victim organization.

What does this new tactic mean for the use of backups as a mean to mitigate the risk from ransomware?

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About the Guest

Israel Barak

CISO at Cybereason

Israel Barak, Cybereason’s CISO, is a cyber defense and warfare expert, with extensive background working for the government where he established and operated various cyber warfare teams. Israel spent years training, guiding and professionally mentoring new personnel, providing in-depth cyber expertise as it relates to cyber warfare, cyber security, and threat actor’s tactics and procedures. Israel is also a regular speaker at leading cyber security industry conferences and events.

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About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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