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AISA Webinar: Rising threat of human operated ransomware
Hosted by the AISA Cloud Branch please join Abbas Kudrati, Chief Cyber Security Advisor at Microsoft for an online presentation on the rising threat of human operated ransomware.

Human operated ransomware is different than commodity ransomware. These “hands-on-keyboard” attacks leverage human attackers’ knowledge of common system and security misconfigurations to infiltrate a compromised network and to adapt to the network and its weakest points as they go. Hallmarks of a human-operated ransomware attack typically include credential theft and lateral movement, resulting in deployment of a ransomware payload to any resource the attackers choose. These attacks can be catastrophic. Only through complete adversary eviction can you protect against future attacks. Unlike commodity ransomware, which only requires malware remediation, human operated ransomware will continue to threaten your business operations.

Join this webinar as Abbas discusses how human operated ransomware is a large and growing attack trend that represents a threat to most industries and explain ways of managing the impact of these rising threats.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to registrants.

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Abbas Kudrati
APAC Chief Cybersecurity Advisor @Microsoft
Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, is Microsoft Asia’s Lead Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Solutions Area. In addition to his work at Microsoft, he serves as an executive advisor to Deakin University, LaTrobe University, HITRUST ASIA, EC Council ASIA, and several security and technology start-ups. He supports the broader security community through his work with ISACA Chapters and student mentorship. He co-authored a book, “Threat Hunting in the Cloud” and is currently working on his following two books on the topic of “Zero Trust Journey Across the Digital Estate”, and “Digitization Risks in Post Pandemic World”. He is also a part-time Professor with Deakin University and a keynote speaker on Zero-Trust, Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Governance, Risk, and Compliance.