Ransomware and How to fight it

Am 4. April von 16 – 18 Uhr laden wir Sie ein zu einem Fachvortrag im Rahmen des Cyber Security Berlin Meetup. Gäste sind herzlich willkommen. Der Eintritt ist frei. Aufgrund der beschränkten Raumkapazität  ist vorherige Anmeldung jedoch erforderlich. Die Veranstaltung an diesem Abend findet in Englisch statt.

Thema: Ransomware and How to fight it
Vortragender: Dr. Thilo Zieschang, Cybertrusion
Veranstaltungsort: Conference Center im Hauptbahnhof Berlin, 8.Obergeschoss (Details bei Anmeldung)

4:00 – 4:15 Introduction and Getting to know
4:15 – 5:00 Presentation: Ransomware and How to fight it
5:00 – 5:15 Questions and answers
5:15 – 5:30 Discussion
5:30 – 6:00 Get-together in the lobby

Regus HbfBerlinVenue: Hauptbahnhof Berlin (Europaplatz 2, 10557 Berlin). More details on request.
The venue is sensational: we will meet on top of Berlin Hauptbahnhof, on the 8th floor. Free entrance, drinks on the house.

Speaking about cyber security, 2016 could become the year of ransomware. Thousands of computers and companies got affected resently, and in many cases, the only possible solution seemed to “pay money or loose all of your data”.
Trojans, viruses and worms are no longer a playground for ruthless teenagers and computer nerds. Malware means big business now and cybercrime is on the rise. Organized crime syndicates do no longer focus on drugs, prostitution or illegal gambling. Since the invention of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it is much easier and less risky for criminals to engage in blackmailing, money laundering and bank robberies, to name just a few.
In this presentation, we will focus on ransomware, analyze some real-world examples and look into technical details. We will discuss the following aspects:

• What is ransomware and how is it different from malware?
• What’s the difference between trojan horses, worms, viruses, etc.?
• How and when did computer hacking evolve into organized crime?
• Blackmail and ransom money: what’s different in cyberspace and why is this so dangerous?
• Attack vectors: how does ransomware hijack your system?
• Prevention against ransomware attacks: what helps and what doesn’t?
• Pay, pray, or fight back: how should we react when we got under attack?
• Call the police: what’s this good for?
• Questions and answers session