Ransomware and Resilience: Where Trends Are HeadedJon Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of Halcyon, on the Latest Ransomware, Attack Trends
Ransomware attackers are constantly evolving, hitting and severely hampering even the most sophisticated targets, said Jon Miller, CEO and co-founder of Halcyon. The incidents "are almost on the edge of growing out of control," he said.
The ransomware threat situation is very dynamic, he said. "I don't feel as an industry we've gotten ahead of them. And I don't know if it's possible for us to get ahead of them."
That includes advanced persistent threats from Russian threat actors who "are essentially moonlighting with their tools and techniques as ransomware actors."
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Miller also discusses:
- Shifts in attack tactics of the major ransomware actors;
- How the attacks affect different types of entities;
- What inspired the creation of Halcyon.
Prior to Halcyon, Miller was the chief research officer of Cylance, now BlackBerry, where he focused on malware and product effectiveness. Before joining Cylance, Miller served at Accuvant, now Optiv, where he was part of a team that established and managed the Accuvant Labs.