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Podcast- The World Tonight ransomware discussion with Kurtis Minder

By External Author on Jun 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder speaks to Razia Iqbal of BBC News on what happens when a ransomware attack occurs and if they can be prevented. In his discussion he explains the basic steps he takes when starting a ransomware negotiation and his experiences throughout the process. 

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: The booming ransomware business

By External Author on Jun 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Hackers are making millions from ransomware attacks. What can be done to stop them? Ed Butler speaks to professional ransomware negotiator Kurtis Minder, about the increasing professionalisation of the ransomware business. Kimberly Grauer, head of research at Chainalysis explains why following the bitcoin trail may be the best way of bringing ransomware gangs to justice and Vishaal Hariprasad, boss of cyber insurance company Resilience, tells us why the ransomware threat means there needs to be a stepchange in how companies view cyber security.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

The Current: Examining the threat of ransomware attacks

By External Author on Jun 7, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The U.S. government says it's taking ransomware attacks as seriously as terrorism after meat plants and a major U.S. pipeline network were temporarily shuttered by hackers. But will that make it any easier to catch the perpetrators? Joe Uchill, a senior reporter with online cybersecurity publication SC Media, brings us the view from Washington. We also speak with Kurtis Minder, founder and CEO of GroupSense, which helps organizations defend against cyber threats; and David Shipley, co-founder and CEO of Fredericton-based cybersecurity startup Beauceron Security.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: Ransomware Negotiators Step In When Companies Are Hacked

By External Author on May 25, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Ransomware attacks that lock up a victim's systems have become more common. So have people who negotiate with the hackers on behalf of the victims. Kurtis Minder, co-founder of the cyber reconnaissance startup GroupSense, discusses what those negotiations are like, and cybersecurity reporter David Uberti discusses how this approach is viewed within the cyber community. Christopher Zinsli hosts...

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

FedHeads Podcast Episode 145: Cybersecurity was on brand in 2020 - it was horrible

By External Author on Mar 1, 2021 8:45:00 AM

First a pandemic, then a major economic crisis . . .why not throw in an epic cyber attack? GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder breaks it down for #FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea and throws in a few ransomware war stories, too. Chilling.

Topics: News Podcast

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder #3

By External Author on Nov 12, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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. 

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: Kurtis Minder with Decipher Discusses Ransomware Negotiation

By External Author on Oct 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense, joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the delicate process of ransomware negotiations and how enterprises are dealing with infections today.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder #2

By Editorial Team on Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Dave shares a story of an attempt on his father's Verizon account, Joe has the story of an Amazon gift card phishing attempt, The Catch of the Day is a funny phishing email, and later in the show, Joe checks in with Kurtis Minder from GroupSense. They dig a little deeper into some of the topics Kurtis discussed in his previous appearance on our show. 

Topics: News Podcast

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder

By External Author on Apr 23, 2020 1:51:00 PM

Dave warns of fake QR code websites stealing Bitcoin, Joe has the return of classic cons, the Catch of the Day forgets one crucial element, and later in the show, our interview with Kurtis Minder. He’s with a company called GroupSense and they’ve been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dark Web.

Topics: News Podcast

Podcast: Pros and Cons of Notifying Breached Companies

By External Author on Feb 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM

Spoofed emails may be an Iranian espionage effort. And the confessed Ninendo hacker cops a plea. Craig Williams from Cisco Talos with updates on Emotet. Guest is Kurtis Minder from GroupSense on the Pros and Cons of notifying breached companies at 6:15.

Topics: News Podcast