Waterloo User Group Fuel Meeting

Waterloo User Group Meeting
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am


The Walper Hotel

20 Queen Street South,
Kitchener, ON, N2G 1V6

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Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at The Walper Hotel for our first Waterloo chapter meeting. Simon Conant, from Palo Alto Networks' threat intelligence research group will be presenting a technical seminar focused on threat intelligence and analysis


9:00 am - 9:15 am: Introductions and Continental Breakfast

9:15 am - 11:00 am: The Evolving Threat of Ransomware - Simon Conant, Unit 42 Threat Intelligence analyst at Palo Alto Networks                                                   

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Open Discussion

The Evolving Threat of Ransomware
This talk will examine the history and technology of extortion-motivated malware, what we’re seeing today, and expect to see tomorrow. Attackers are increasingly shifting to the lucrative “business” of Ransomware. We will examine recent observations in the ransomware space – Ransomware-as-a-Service, targeted attacks, and discuss considerations about mitigating this threat. We’ll also discuss some of the other predominant threats and trends we are currently observing.

About the Speaker: Simon Conant – Unit 42 Threat Intelligence analyst at Palo Alto Networks

Simon draws upon more than 25 years of international experience in the fields of computer and Internet infrastructure, networking, and security and investigation, including several years in the Microsoft Security Response Center. He was involved in founding Microsoft's CSS Security & Internet Crime Investigation teams and the International Botnet Task Force. Simon was Internet Investigations Manager for the prestigious law firm Perkins Coie LLP for 4 years, before moving to FIS Global's Threat Intelligence Unit. Simon now researches malicious actors & activity for Palo Alto Network's Unit 42.

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