Presentation: Microserve

Microserve w200Understanding Ransomware: Clear and Present Danger

Ransomware is a family of malware that ranks as one of the most dangerous malware of modern times. It is not a matter of how you will be infected, but a matter of when.

In this presentation, we will look at some of the ransomwares in the wild. How they propagate and infect machines. We will also look at different variations and strategies that they employ. We will also dig deeper into some of their code to get a glimpse on how malicious they are.

Though it is hard to get rid of them once they are already in your system, we will try to discuss some preventative steps on how to minimize their effect.

Presented by

Raul Bio PicRaul Alvarez, Senior Security Researcher, Fortinet 

Raul joined Fortinet in 2004, and is currently working as a Senior Security Researcher/ AV Team Lead. He is also one of the Lead Trainer responsible for training the junior AV/IPS analysts in malware analysis and reverse engineering. He has presented in different conferences like BSidesVancouver, BSidesCapeBreton, OAS-First, BSidesOttawa, SecTor, DefCamp, BCAware, AtlSecCon, and BSidesCalgary. He is also a regular contributor to the Fortinet blog and also in the Virus Bulletin publication, where he has published 22 articles.