Ever thought of hiring a ransomware negotiator, or becoming one yourself? On today’s episode, Kurtis Minder of GroupSense tells us what makes a good ransomware negotiator, why setting the right tone is crucial in a successful negotiation, and why, in the right situation, you can get away with referring to a ransomer as “grasshopper.”
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‘21 and Over!
2020 Threat Intel Recap and Look Ahead
JANUARY 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET
A new year is here!
Join ThreatQuotient’s SVP of Strategy, Jonathan Couch, for an interactive, PowerPoint-free panel discussion of the best and worst of 2020 as well as trends and predictions for the year ahead.
Bring your favorite happy hour beverage and join:
- Kurtis Minder, Chief Executive Officer, GroupSense
- Justin Henkel, Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence, CME Group
- Aylea Baldwin, Threat Intelligence Lead, Reddit
Ransomware became deadly in 2020.
Joe has a story about how Emotet is being used in phishing emails through thread hijacking, Dave's story is a two-fer: one is about bad guys using image manipulation and the other has Elon Musk giving away Bitcoin again taking advantage of the US election, The Catch of the Day is from a listener named John about an email-based vishing attack, and later in the show, later in the show, we welcome back Kurtis Minder of GroupSense on the burgeoning ransomware negotiation industry.
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As a part of our series about “5 Things You Need To Know To Tighten Up Your Company’s Approach to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kurtis Minder, CEO and co-founder of GroupSense.
For every high-profile ransomware incident in the headlines, there are many more that never get reported. Particularly among small- and medium-sized businesses, often with small IT and cybersecurity teams, a ransomware attack can be an existential problem.