ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi — Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Senior Research Scientist Kenneth Geers will present on the growing and evolving threat of ransomware in the Middle East at RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi, Nov. 15-16.
For the uninitiated, ransomware is a hack attack, designed to deny service, usually to a major institution. The aim is to extort money, typically in Bitcoin form. The black hat cybercriminal who chooses this form of extortion encrypts data, rendering systems useless and forcing institutions to rely on old-school methods, such as faxes, to communicate internally. This threat is not diminishing. Current trends indicate that we will be dealing with it for years to come, particularly as the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to increase and open up new attack vectors. Dr. Geers' presentation, " Ransomware in the Middle East," will explore the origin of this malicious attack method and how it has evolved in the region. The session will also highlight types of ransomware and their design—as well as propagation, encryption, command and control, targets, payment and, perhaps most importantly, proactive defense and reactive solutions. View a preview of the session here: https://www.rsaconference.com/videos/quick-look-ransomware-in-the-middle-east.