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Reducing your Ransomware Risk:
an Intelligent Approach

Held on September 22, 2021, this virtual event unites DNS security expert Cricket Liu with cyber security veterans Chris Usserman and Craig Sanderson from Infoblox, CTO Ben April from Farsight Security and Director of Emerging Security Trends from SANS, John Pescatore to discuss the latest onslaught of ransomware attacks and how to best protect your organization.

Why attend this event? Hear from Cricket.

1 hour
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Learn how to
lower ransomware risk factors.

If there’s anything we’ve learned from recent ransomware attacks on US critical industries, it’s that cyberattacks can absolutely impact everyday life. From long lines at gas stations to rising beef and pork prices, when cyberattacks hit, everyone suffers.

In fact, these attacks have prompted the US government to take concrete steps to address this growing threat, such as signing an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect public and private sector entities.

In this discussion, hear from our industry experts what this means for private companies, and how collaboration between the public and private sectors can improve the nation’s—and the world’s—resilience to cyberattacks.

You’ll learn:

Our latest insights on government policy and approach
Why sharing threat intelligence across public and private sectors is critical
Proactive strategies to reduce ransomware attack vectors
What your incident response playbook should look like
How Infoblox and Farsight Security help improve supply chain security

Who should attend:

If you are responsible for all or part of your organization’s technology infrastructure as a networking, security or IT manager, or if you are concerned about your organization’s security, this event is for you.

Network Security Managers
IT Architects

Event speakers

Cricket Liu

Executive Vice President, Engineering, Infoblox

Cricket is one of the world’s leading experts on the Domain Name System (DNS), and serves as the liaison between Infoblox and the DNS community. Before joining Infoblox, he founded an Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire, after running the domain at Hewlett-Packard. Cricket is a prolific speaker and author, having written a number of books including “DNS and BIND,” one of the most widely used references in the field, now in its fifth edition.

Craig Sanderson

VP of Security Products, Infoblox.

Craig Sanderson is the Vice President of Product Management for Infoblox security solutions. Craig has been in the security industry for 22 years in a number of roles including Technical Consultant, Solution Architect, Product Manager and Business Development manager. Having worked on a range of security technologies, Craig is now focused on developing solutions that prevent the abuse of DNS and enabling customers to leverage their network infrastructure to better secure their data, assets and people.

Chris Usserman

Director, Security Architecture, Infoblox

Chris Usserman is the Director of Security Architecture and a subject matter expert with Infoblox. Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the U.S. intelligence community with a focus on the U.S. Government, and extends his public/private partnership to enhance the security posture of multiple sectors and communities of interest. Chris has been invited to speak on the subject of DNS and cyber security at multiple global conferences. Prior to Infoblox, Chris was Senior Director, Applied Intelligence as well as Director, Government Programs at iSIGHT Partners (FireEye) for over three years.

Chris was also a Lead Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories and served 14 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Ben April

Chief Technology Officer, Farsight Security, Inc.

Prior to joining Farsight Security, Mr. April spent eight years at Trend Micro, where he became the Americas regional manager of the forward-looking threat research team. He has presented to security conferences on five continents, covering topics like Bitcoin, NFC, operational security and infrastructure security. Mr. April has built research systems for collecting and aggregating data, from Whois and the Bitcoin block-chain to the global routing table. His current crusade is to eliminate the technical and policy barriers that impede data-sharing among white-hat security researchers. Mr. April is also a volunteer sysadmin and coder for some trusted-community security projects.

John Pescatore

Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS

John joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and “the occasional ballistic armor installation.” John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

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