Ransomware attacks allow criminals to reap substantial profits with minimal effort compared to other attack methods. Since, it is so lucrative, ransomware is most likely here to stay. So learn to deal, or pay up. Ransomware has a few key differences that make it stand out from other malicious programs, but the only realistic way to detect and stop it is by looking at what it does, the heuristic behavioral approach.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • The three key differentiators between ransomware and other malware types.
  • The only realistic way to detect ransomware is by looking at what it does, the heuristic behavioral approach.
  • About a free tool for stopping ransomware in its tracks.


Alissa Torres  , is a SANS analyst and certified SANS instructor specializing in advanced computer forensics and incident response (IR). She has extensive experience in information security in the government, academic and corporate environments. Alissa has served as an incident handler and as a digital forensic investigator on an internal security team. She has taught at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA), delivering IR and network basics to security professionals entering the forensics community. A GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), Alissa holds the GCFE, GPEN, CISSP, EnCE, CFCE, MCT and CTT+ certifications.


Jessica Standford,  is a cyber security expert with years of experience connecting technology with the stories of the people using it. She is a senior product marketing manager at Cybereason, a security company known for its ability to detect and respond to complex cyber-attacks in real-time. Prior to joining Cybereason, Jessica was a senior manager at CyberArk where she helped drive the company’s successful initial public offering and reinforce their position as a market leader. She attributes her passion for cybersecurity to her first job in the industry at RSA, where she learned about the unique challenges and the necessity for solutions that can help both organizations and individual consumers combat cyber threats.
Cortez Lake, is a technical professional with extensive experience in information security and proven track record of implementing complex security solutions. As a sales engineer for Cybereason, Cortez excels in security assessments, audit and compliance, breach readiness assessments, incident response and log management. Prior to joining Cybereason, Cortez provided security consulting to a wide range of companies, becoming a trusted partner in strategic and tactical initiatives across different facets of information technology and security services.