DatumSec Discusses Ransomware at Innovate Pasadena Cybersecurity Meetup

Event: Ransomware 101, How Bad is It?

PASADENA, CA — APRIL 21, 2016 — This quarter’s Innovate Pasadena Cybersecurity Meetup will take place on Wednesday April 27, 2016 on the 4th floor of the ADP Innovation Center located at 55 South Lake, Pasadena, CA. Co-sponsors Optiv, Sony, Guidance Software, and DatumSec are pleased to welcome a distinguished panel of information risk management and cybersecurity experts from entertainment, financial services, and information security industries; each are prepared to discuss how the threat of ransomware affects multiple industries, including how it can be detected and remediated.

On the agenda are questions and talking points such as: 

  •     What is Ransomware?
  •     What does it look like?
  •     What does it do?
  •     How does it work?
  •     How can you prepare for the threat?
  •     …. And much, much more

"Ransomware isn’t limited to your own organization,” said Harry Wan Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at DatumSec. “The latest variants of ransomware are stealing passwords before encrypting sensitive files and sometimes threatening to publish the data if the ransom is not paid. Organizations need to realize that not only is information in your organization at risk, but also the information you share with your third parties if best practices are not followed up and down the supply chain."

Expert panelists include: 

  •     Munya Kanaventi | Sony DADC New Media Solutions | Sr. Director Information Security Management
  •     Cody Wamsley, Esq. | ISSA Phoenix | Program Director
  •     Paul Shomo | Guidance Software | Sr. Technical Manager

Representatives from the sponsors will also be on-hand: 

  •     Jason Braun | Optiv | Regional Director
  •     Harry Wan | DatumSec | Chief Technology Officer
  •     Michael Schell | DatumSec | Third-Party Risk Expert
  •     Anthony Di Bello | Guidance Software | Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Be sure to arrive hungry and thirsty; there will be water, soda, beer, wine, and lots of delicious food from Del Friscos Grille.

Space is limited to 100 people, so please register and reserve your seat early.

Registration and the full agenda for this event and others is available at http://www.meetup.com/Innovate-Pasadena-Cybersecurity-Meetup/

About Guidance Software (http://www.guidancesoftware.com
Founded in 1997, Guidance Software is recognized globally as the world leader in e-discovery and other digital investigations. Their software solutions provide the foundation for corporate government and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough and effective computer investigations of any kind, including intellectual property theft, incident response, compliance auditing and responding to e-discovery requests-all while maintaining the forensic integrity of the data.

About Optiv (http://www.optiv.com/): 
Optiv is the largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. Our diverse and talented employees are committed to helping businesses, governments and educational institutions plan, build and run successful security programs through the right combination of products, services and solutions related to security program strategy, enterprise risk and consulting, threat and vulnerability management, enterprise incident management, security architecture and implementation, training, identity and access management, and managed security.

About Sony DADC (http://www.sonydadc.com/): 
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital solution provider for the entertainment, education and information industries, offering world-class optical media replication services, digital and physical supply chain solutions and software services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities around the globe.