Ken Dwight joins Harry Brelsford to discuss the different families of malware. They start off the conversation in 2003 with Crypto locker (the first widespread Ransomware) and go onto explore the last 7 years where thousands of Ransomware or Families of Ransomware have been developed and or transformed. They go on to discuss the 8 major families that are prevalent today. Listen to the Interview HERE to learn more about the different families of Ransomware and how they are ever evolving.
Esteemed analyst Ken Dwight, known as The Virus Doctor, has evolved his long-time cybersecurity community with a refresh. It starts with his messaging to emphasize the Malware Incident Response workshop. This is updated from his messaging emphasis on virus remediation (in addition to virus stuff).
We caught up with a busy Ken Dwight before he flew up to an aircraft owner’s convention in Oshkosh, WI. Dwight chatted with us about a variety of topics including malware attacks on mobile phones, IoT device penetration. Bottom line: we discuss being early in technology rather than late. Enjoy this summer chat!
Leave to contributor Denis Wilson to find the good stuff. He recently did a piece on the BlueKeep wormable bug that’s a real issue for Microsoft and in particular RDS. Basically BlueKeep impacts a wide range of Windows operating systems and allows malware to spread rapidly between devices.
Ken Dwight – virus expert and contributor – weighs in on a newly revealed security attack vector: managed services providers (MSPs). He cites a specific attack that exploits the connection between two well-known ISVs in the MSP space. In all fairness – a patch was issued – but many folks haven’t implemented the patch yet. Boo hoo!
The conversation then shifts to discuss how the “bad guys” understand MSPs are a channel – hack just one and you potentially can do bad things to a portfolio of customers!