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ModernCTO Podcast: Ransomware Readiness, Defense, and Negotiation

Mar 4, 2022 10:35:28 AM

Adam Bregenzer, GroupSense's CTO, was a guest on the ModernCTO podcast. He spoke to Joel Beasley about ransomware readiness, defense, and negotiation. Below are a few of our favorite clips, as well as the full episode! 

"We engage with people. We have conversations and work with them to help them understand what's happening and what they are doing outside of talking to GroupSense to remediate it and handle incident response. We help them think through what the real impact to their business is, if it really is a situation where they need to negotiate or if there is a way out having to negotiate."

"We have a lot of empathy and feelings for the people that call us. Generally in every situation they are at wits' end and ransomware is something that nobody every really plans for. Even the ones that have a plan for it - - - we have to remind them that your plans aren't resilient to this either."

"The thing about ransomware is that a lot of times we talk to CISOs and they are thinking about this as another component of their security plan. 'I have to have my anti-virus, my ransomware protection, etc.,' At GroupSense we think that the perspective needs to be changed. What happens when you get hit by ransomware is that someone walks into the office and they can't turn their computer on. Email is off. If you are a small business, your QuickBooks is gone..." listen below to hear more! 


About the Episode:

ModernCTO Podcast spoke to Adam Bregenzer, GroupSense's CTO. They discussed what it’s like negotiating with ransomware attackers to minimize the cost, how Groupsense operates as spies to catch bad guys on the darknet, and how businesses need to change the way they think about ransomware attacks. Listen to the episode above, or check it out here: 

Ransomware PreventionAbout Adam Bregenzer:

Adam has deep experience creating a wide variety of software solutions for technology vendors and service providers. From designing and building operating systems to hacking tools, Adam will be the key to expanding GroupSense’s patented cyber recon technology for the coming years.

About GroupSense:

GroupSense is a digital risk protection services company that delivers customer-specific intelligence that dramatically improves enterprise cybersecurity and fraud-management operations.

Unlike generic cyber-intelligence vendors, GroupSense uses a combination of automated and human reconnaissance to create finished intelligence that maps to each customer’s specific digital business footprint and risk profile.

This enables customers to immediately use GroupSense’s intelligence to reduce enterprise risk, without requiring any additional processing or management by overstretched security and fraud-prevention teams.

GroupSense is based in Arlington, Va., with a growing customer base that includes large enterprises, state and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and more.

Topics: Podcast

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