Ransomware – It’s just getting worse


This presentation covers how ransomware techniques and attacks have changed, the business model behind the attacks, and how they are impacting all sectors and industries around the world, including Australia.

ESET Australia monitors the latest ransomware techniques and attacks seen around the world. Payment of ransoms internationally is driving an increase in cybercrime and giving resources to cybercriminals that will fuel further attacks on companies and governments alike.

Tony Anscombe is the Chief Security Evangelist for ESET. With over 20 years of security industry experience, Anscombe is an established author, blogger and speaker on the current threat landscape, security technologies and products, data protection, privacy and trust, and Internet safety. His speaking portfolio includes industry conferences RSA, Black Hat, VB, CTIA, MEF, Gartner Risk and Security Summit and the Child Internet Safety Summit (CIS). He is regularly quoted in cybersecurity, technology and business media, including BBC, Dark Reading, the Guardian, the New York Times and USA Today, with broadcast appearances on Bloomberg, BBC, CTV, KRON and CBS. Anscombe is a current board member of the NCSA and FOSI.

Tony discusses why paying a ransom is not the right course of action, and the need to regulate cryptocurrency on a global basis.