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Thursday, October 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Research-based Ransomware Defense Strategy

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News reports continue to highlight the serious implications for ransomware attacks against companies and organizations, including for higher education institutions. We will examine practical security controls that can be effective in defending against ransomware attacks, with an emphasis on examining what the literature says concerning what practices are most likely to demonstrably reduce risk. At the same time as we take such an evidence-based perspective at looking at what safeguards are likely to work, we'll also look at what weaknesses have been exploited in ransomware incidents. Our UNC System Standard 1400.3 on User Identify and Access Control emphasizes the importance of MFA. For example, we'll look at empirical evidence concerning the value of MFA and consider examples such as how failure to have MFA safeguards in place was at the heart of the Colonial Pipeline attack.

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Mark Webster

Chief Information Security Officer, East Carolina University


Thursday October 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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