Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

Ransomware: Distraction and Destruction

Microsoft's Diana Kelley on the Dangerous Evolution of Attacks
Diana Kelley, cybersecurity field chief technology officer, Microsoft

Ransomware has evolved in two alarming paths: One to create distraction, the other to ensure destruction. Microsoft’s Diana Kelley describes the new trends and how enterprises can respond.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Kelley also discusses:

  • What to look for in these new ransomware strains;
  • Challenges in detection and response;
  • How Microsoft is working with customers to improve defenses.

Kelley is the cybersecurity field chief technology officer for Microsoft and a cybersecurity architect, practitioner, executive adviser and author. At Microsoft, she leverages her more than 25 years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs. She was previously global executive security adviser at IBM Security, where she built and managed the IBM Security Research Community Newsroom process and was a regular contributor to IBM X-Force research.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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