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The Virus Doctor: Different Families of Malware

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.

Sanders: See You At Sea!

Community leader Scott Sanders from the IT Business Owners Group has a great (and as he says “crazy”) idea: an at-sea technology conference. We double-click down into the “411” on his late Summer 2020 conference cruise. He’ll have both lecture/content and of course fun. Give his cruise your consideration. The details are here (https://itbog.org/cruise/)

Dwight: I’m Rebranding in 2020!

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).

Fraser: Startup Success Secrets

Contributor Michael Fraser has nailed the startup success motion. He is participating in startup incubator/contests with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. There are programs from these big three ISVs to assist startups like Fraser’s Refactr (that focuses on Infrastructure as a Service aka IaaS).

Liberman: Looking Forward to the Roaring 20s

Analyst and contributor Josh Liberman peeks at upcoming events *and* provides a recap on the recent Auvik event in mid-January. He speaks towards Auvik’s efforts as a “first time show” including strong attendance, an engaged audience and Auvik staff accessibility. Shout out to the human networking time/peer-2-peer time. To be honest, that is one of the underlying (and often unappreciated) aspects of an event (what we call Networking 101).