Modern Ransomware Threats Q&A with Security Experts


ABOUT THE webinar_

Ransomware attacks have shot up since the huge transition to remote work. Not only are ransomware attacks up, but they are more sophisticated and more dangerous. Over the past few years, we have seen ransomware transition from a blunt tool to a sophisticated weapon. Join Rich Rushing, Motorola CISO, Bob Bigman, former CISO of the CIA, and Israel Barak, Cybereason CISO, in a panel Q&A as they answer your questions about ransomware.

What you’ll learn from this session:

  • How ransomware has evolved over time. 
  • How ransomware is now being used for more dangerous hacking operations.
  • Which organizations are most at risk for targeted ransomware attacks.
  • How to defend against traditional and modern ransomware attacks. 
  • Get your direct questions answered.
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About our presenters_


israel barak, chief information security officer at cybereason

Israel-BarakIsrael Barak, CISO, is a cyber defense and warfare expert, with extensive background working for the government where he established and operated various cyber warfare teams. As Cybereason’s CISO, Israel is at the forefront of the company’s security innovation, as well as research and analysis of current and evolving advanced threats. As part of his various roles, Israel developed cyber warfare infrastructure and proprietary technologies, including leading development of proprietary cryptographic solutions, research and analysis of security vulnerabilities, information security products and technologies, and managed enterprise-wide large scale development and implementation projects of cyber technologies. 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 a regular speaker at leading cyber security industry conferences and events.

bOB Bigman, Former CISO of the CIA

Bob Bigman retired from the CIA after serving a 30-year distinguished career, where he developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, and as the Agency's CISO, Bigman also managed technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all Agency information and his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing, and network defense/response.

rich rushing, CISO at motorolA mobility

Richard Rushing
Richard Rushing participates in corporate, community, and government security councils and working groups, setting standards and policies for current and emerging security issues. As CISO for Motorola Mobility, he has developed an international team to tackle targeted attacks and emerging threats. He has organized, developed, and deployed practices, tools, and techniques to protect the enterprise's IP worldwide. A much-in-demand speaker on information security, Rushing has spoken at many of the leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

Moderator | Allie Mellen, SEcurity strategist, CYBEREASON


Allie Mellen writes about security at Cybereason. She has several years of experience in cybersecurity and has been recognized globally for her security research. She has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and has had various engineering, development, and consulting roles in the technology sector over the past ten years.