Press Release

Coalfire to Present at the January ISSA CISO Executive Forum

January 12, 2018

Vice President of Coalfire Labs, Mike Weber, to Discuss Responses to Ransomware Attacks


Westminster, CO – January 11, 2018 –Coalfire, a trusted provider of cybersecurity advisory services, today announced that Mike Weber, Vice President of Coalfire Labs, will give a presentation as part of the January ISSA CISO Executive Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., January 25 to 26.

The presentation, “Anatomy of Paying the Ransom,” will take place on Thursday, January 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This interactive session includes an overview of how to respond when a company is the victim of a ransomware attack. The talk will discuss how to deal with hackers ransoming valuable company information. Attendees will learn how hackers respond when companies choose to comply with demands or refuse to pay. Weber will also discuss how companies obtain cryptocurrency, what delays are to be expected, and if companies can expect to see their customers’ compromised data again.

“Any company today could be the victim of a ransomware attack,” said Weber. “In this increasingly risky environment, executives need to understand their options, level of risk and what’s at stake in their business when responding to hackers who demand payment.”

In his session, Weber will discuss the options companies have dealing with ransomware attacks, based on Coalfire’s experience helping clients navigate this growing threat.

Weber has 20 years of experience in senior security positions in various technical fields, including enterprise security planning, network engineering, vulnerability and risk assessment, penetration testing, system administration and programming. In this talk, he will provide practical and actionable steps that companies can take to recover their data after a ransomware attack. 

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 16 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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