Malicious Life Podcast: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays

In November of 2021, Cybereason released a special report, titled Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don’t Take Holidays, focusing on the threat of ransomware attacks during weekends and holidays. Nate Nelson, our senior producer, talked with Ken Westin, Director of Security Strategy at Cybereason, about why attackers love holidays and weekends, and why ransomware attacks during these times are so effective and dangerous - check it out...

Ken Westin
About the Guest

Ken Westin

Director of Security Strategy at Cybereason

Ken has been in the security field for over 15 years, working with companies to bolster their security posture through threat hunting, insider threat programs and vulnerability research. In the past, he has worked closely with law enforcement, helping to unveil organized crime groups. His work has been featured in Wired, Forbes, New York Times, Good Morning America and others, and he is regularly reached out to as an expert on cybersecurity, cybercrime and surveillance.

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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