2 episodes

Computer security experts, policy makers and politicians are brainstorming how to stop ransomware, the costly and disruptive file-encrypting malware. Despite the negative headlines, there are great stories of resilience and perseverance behind how organizations restored their systems. This podcast mini-series focuses on organisations that have navigated their way through a ransomware incident, how they fought back and what tips they would pass onto others.

The Ransomware Files Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group

    • Technology

Computer security experts, policy makers and politicians are brainstorming how to stop ransomware, the costly and disruptive file-encrypting malware. Despite the negative headlines, there are great stories of resilience and perseverance behind how organizations restored their systems. This podcast mini-series focuses on organisations that have navigated their way through a ransomware incident, how they fought back and what tips they would pass onto others.

    Bridging Backup Gaps

    Bridging Backup Gaps

    Matthews is an Australian company that specializes in intelligent identification, labelling and inspection systems used by the food and beverage industry. In early 2020, it faced a "double extortion" attempt from ransomware actors. But Matthews fought back, recovered its data and saved its business. Matthews is one of hundreds of organizations in Australia that have been hit by ransomware, and the government is now taking action.

    Speakers: Mark Dingley, CEO, Matthews; Ben Nichol, Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Matthews; Reece Corbett-Wilkins, Partner, Clyde & Co.; Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group

    Sponsored by: Cofense

    The Ransomware Files theme song by Chris Gilbert/© Ordinary Weirdos Music. Music by Uppbeat.

    • 45 min
    The School District

    The School District

    Ski Kacoroski is a systems administrator with the Northshore School District in Bothell, Washington, which has 23,000 students. In 2019, the district was infected by Emotet and Trickbot, two notorious types of malware. Access to the district's systems was auctioned off twice by cybercriminals, and the district's system were eventually infected in September 2019 with the Ryuk ransomware. But the district recovered through tenacity and luck.

    Speakers: Ski Kacoroski, Systems Administrator, Northshore School District; Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group.

    The Ransomware Files theme song by Chris Gilbert/© Ordinary Weirdos Music. Music by Uppbeat.

    • 30 min

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