Back to Basics – A Practical Guide to Following the NIST Framework for Ransomware Risk Management

Date: Tuesday, February 15 at 11am PT / 2pm ET

We all know that ransomware is everywhere and not going away any time soon. Many organizations – from government entities to regulatory bodies and even cybersecurity experts – have provided recommendations, requirements, and mandates to help you protect your organization from the relentless pace of attacks. But making this guidance real is much easier said than done. It all comes down to the basics but many of us may be unsure of what those basics actually are and how to implement them. In this webinar we will discuss the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Ransomware Risk Management with a specific focus on its relevance identity and access including:

  • What the guidance covers
  • How to detect where your program falls short
  • Actionable advice on where to start and which actions will yield the most benefit (hint: you should start with Active Directory)

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About the presenters:

Asad Ali: Technologist, The Thales Group

Asad Ali is a technologist at Thales with 25 years of experience, and a track record of technical innovation, research, development, team management and product delivery in the digital security space. He currently serves in the CTO office of Thales cyber-security business unit, and has been an evangelist for company-wide adoption of user-centered design and usable security framework. He has also represented Thales in technology Standards bodies (W3C, OpenID Foundation), industry technology alliances (CSA, IDSA), and academia outreach programs. He holds 12 patents and has over 45 publications in peer-reviewed technical journals and international conferences. Asad received a Master's degree in Engineering from MIT.

Gil Kirkpatrick: Chief Architect, Semperis & Microsoft MVP

Gil Kirkpatrick is the Chief Architect for products at Semperis, a leading provider of cyber preparedness, incident response, and disaster recovery solutions for enterprise directory services on-premises and in the cloud. Gil has been building commercial products for enterprise IT for a very long time, focusing primarily on identity management and security-related products. He has been named a Microsoft MVP for Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility for each of the last 15 years, and is the author of Active Directory Programming, as well as the founder of the Directory Experts Conference. At Semperis Gil builds products to prevent, detect, and recover from cyber-attacks on enterprise hybrid identity environments. Gil speaks on cyber-security, identity, and disaster recovery topics at IT conferences around the world.

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