Fighting Ransomware: Defense Against the Dark Arts

About This Webinar

Topic: Fighting Ransomware "Defense Against the Dark Arts

Host: Valerie Bolinger, ICN Network Services Coordinator

Presenter: Jeff Thompson, Security Analyst & Certified Ethical Hacker

Hacker Hour Summary: Our first webinar in a series of free webinar focusing on cybersecurity topics covered the key steps to prepare and defend against Ransomeware. Our presenter, Jeff Thompson shared information on how to detect, mitigate and to prevent these rapidly growing threats.

About our Presenter: Jeff Thompson, Security Analyst and Certified Ethical Hacker with the Department of Information and Technology (DoIT)/Information Security, will share his expertise and ideas on the best ways to protect your environment and data. Jeff has over a decade of experience in threat hunting, incident response, vulnerability assessments and computer forensics. As a member of the DoIT Information Security Team, Jeff is responsible for preventing, monitoring and reacting to security incidents in State of Illinois agencies.

Contact: If you have questions regarding Ransomware, please contact your Regional Technology Center, or email us at

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Hacker Hour Ransomware