SBS Presenter: Buzz Hillestad and Nick Podhradsky
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT
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Description: Over 200,000 victims identified in 150 countries have been infected by a new strain of ransomware called WannaCry. One case of WannaCry forced 16 locations at one healthcare facility in England to shut down, causing patients to be diverted to other locations and surgeries to be delayed or postponed.
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data and offers to return it safely if you pay the requested ransom. WannaCry has one significant difference from traditional ransomware; it spreads itself automatically across your network and over the Internet. WannaCry utilizes a known Microsoft Windows vulnerability to act like a WORM that scans for another zero-day vulnerability in older, unsupported versions of Windows. A computer is infected, the WannaCry ransomware will then attempt to spread to other hosts. This malware is so significant that Microsoft has issued an immediate update which covers all affected versions of Windows, including Windows XP (which has not been supported since April 2014).
One method in which WannaCry was introduced into Healthcare networks is via a Phishing email attack. Training your employees and testing them regularly to identify and prevent phishing attacks using products like KnowBe4 will greatly reduce the probability of infection.
Join us for this webinar to discuss the following items:
- Describe the Current Impacts of WannaCry
- Risks of Wormable Vulnerabilities
- Steps to take IMMEDIATELY to Protect Your Institutio
- Ways to Defend or Recover from WannaCry
- Best Practices for Ransomware