September 22, 2021

Practical Realities of Ransomware Management w/ Bryan Hurd

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

This week, Allan is joined by Bryan Hurd. Bryan is a multi-talented cyber security professional who has founded and operated programs dating back to the early nineties. Currently Chief of Office for Stroz Friedberg (AON Cyber), he started his career in NCIS, founding the Navy’s first ever cyber counterintelligence program in 1993. Join Bryan and Allan for a masterclass on ransomware, incident response, and preparedness. Having both consulted on ransomware situations many times, they offer a wealth of practical tips, do’s, don’ts, and gotchas. You can also hear their perspectives on the roles and processes in taking appropriate action when crisis hits. This is a longer than usual episode, but that is because it is filled with practical advice based on a great deal of experience. Key Takeaways: 01:20Bio 02:58Is ransomware still the #1 threat to an organization? 07:30Having your incident response team ready and prepared 12:16The roles, processes, and fundamentals of incident response 22:57Modern ransomware extortion components 25:01Encryption & decryption – dealing both strategically 27:10Using software provided by attackers 30:18Response as an executive – being transparent 35:02Public communications 38:41What surprises Bryan in cyber security? Links: Learn more about Bryan on LinkedIn and on Twitter Follow Allan Alford on LinkedIn and Twitter Learn more about Hacker Valley Studio and The Cyber Ranch Podcast Sponsored by our good friends at Uptycs