The Next Multi-Million Dollar Ransomware Attack
Using Zero Trust & Continuous Authentication to Minimize the Threat of Credential Compromise
Stolen credentials were involved in 61% of breaches in the past year according to a report by Verizon. Recent high-profile ransomware attacks that have rocked entire regions were caused by credential compromise. During this event, we will discuss the state of ransomware today, diving in specifically on the attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the Vermont Hospital Network. We will examine the many aspects that contributed to the attack and introduce tools that reduce the risks of similar attack strategies.
Philip de Souza: President, Aurora
Philip de Souza is founder and president of Aurora, a California-based consulting firm specializing in cybersecurity and compliance. Established in 1990, Aurora serves as an experienced and trusted security advisor to medium and large enterprise, state, local, and federal clients. de Souza spearheads company initiatives to keep Aurora and the industry at the forefront of protecting clients from constantly evolving security risks through education and unique technology and service offerings. As a result of Aurora’s year over year growth, de Souza has successfully sold Aurora to a leading cybersecurity company, Plurilock. De Souza continues to serve as president at Aurora, leading the company as they begin to reach a more global audience.
Larry Whiteside Jr: Veteran CISO & Cybersecurity Thought Leader
Larry Whiteside Jr. is a veteran CISO, former USAF Officer, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity field. He has 25+ years of experience in building and running cybersecurity programs, holding C Level Security executive roles in multiple industries including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure.
Larry has served as the Chief Trust Officer and Chief Technology Officer at CyberClan, a full service Global Incident Response and Managed Security Services Provider for the small to medium sized business.
Larry is also the Co-Founder, President, and on the Board of Directors at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to increase the number of minorities and women in the cybersecurity career field through providing workforce development that includes skills assessment, training, education, mentorship, and opportunity.
Edwin Davis: Senior Solutions Architect, Aurora
Edwin Davis has worked in Information Technology and Information Security for over 15 years, with extensive consulting experience in various industries that range from finance, entertainment and healthcare where his has architected, implemented and managed enterprise security solutions.
As a senior engineer with Aurora’s services team, he has showcased a strength in customer engagement while providing specialized consultation for pre/post sales services with a wide range of products including Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 14.X and 15.X, Symantec Encryption Management Server (PGP), Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.X, Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.X, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Drive Encryption, McAfee Data Loss Prevention, Okta, and DEFEND.
Since 1990, security-conscious companies have turned to Aurora professionals for support of their business-critical applications. Our experienced team of security experts helps our clients to conquer the complex challenges of data security. Aurora’s Services, Sales and Software teams combine to uniquely position the company as a single source, full-service Solutions Provider to small and medium businesses. In 2021, Aurora became a part of the Plurilock family.
Plurilock provides invisible MFA and continuous authentication solutions using state-of-the-art behavioral-biometric and machine learning technology. Plurilock enables organizations to compute safely—and with peace of mind.