Ransomware attacks have been forced to adapt in the face of increased awareness and preparation by the security industry, but remain one of the top threats facing financial institutions according to an October 2016 survey by the SANS Institute. The Dridex trojan has been identified as one of the most prevalent ransomware attack methods, and recently grabbed headlines by leveraging 0-day Microsoft Word vulnerabilities (addressed in security update CVE-2017-0199 update on April 10th.)
Join Zoe Lindsey, Duo’s Advocacy Manager for an overview of ransomware’s history and evolution. We will examine the Dridex trojan as a specific example of this attack method, and how it has persisted as a primary tool for financial ransomware. Finally, you’ll learn how other banks have prepared for these threats with practical recommendations for policy and education.
Zoe Lindsey is Duo’s Advocacy Manager, where she educates and advises organizations with unique compliance challenges including the healthcare, government, and financial industries on strong security policy and trusted access solutions. She has been hooked on tech since getting her first Commodore 64 at age 10, and joined Duo with a background in cellular and medical technology.