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The Cybercrime Revolution

Ransomware Intelligence for 2022

Charles Carmakal SVP and CTO, Mandiant
Lisa Sotto Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
David Ring Section Chief, FBI Cyber Engagement & Intelligence Section
John Fokker Head of Cyber Investigations, Trellix Advanced Threat Research Lab
Bill Siegel CEO & Co-Founder, Coveware

Laureen Smith VP GM CISO Street, Kiteworks

Cyber criminals are always evolving strategies for exploitation. One of the most pervasive and damaging threats from last year—ransomware attacks—have become increasingly sophisticated in recent months. The threats that victims face no longer are just a choice between paying for an encryption key or having their sensitive data publicly exposed. A ransomware attack may now employ multilevel extortion techniques—such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks or harassing an organization’s customers.

Watch this webinar to learn more about what ransomware perpetrators are planning in 2022. Topics will include:

  • Front-line learnings from responding to multifaceted extortion incidents
  • What has changed over the past 6 months
  • Implications of data theft but no encryptor deployment
  • Business disruption and embarrassment when there is no intention of getting paid
  • Government and industry wins over the past 12 months and concern among some threat actors
  • Pay versus no-pay considerations
  • And more…


Charles CarmakalCharles Carmakal is one of FireEye Mandiant’s leading incident response experts. He oversees a team that has helped over a thousand organizations respond to complex security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments, organized criminals, and political hacktivists. He has 20 years of experience helping organizations to become more resilient to cyberattacks and frequently provides strategic security guidance to executive leadership and boards of directors. Prior to joining Mandiant, he served in various leadership roles within PwC in the U.S. and Australia. He received bachelor and master degrees in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida.

Lisa SottoLisa Sotto is the managing partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s New York office, serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, and chairs the organization’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She was named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers” and was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine. She serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress as well as other legislative and regulatory agencies. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review.

David RingDavid Ring is the Section Chief of the FBI’s Cyber Engagement and Intelligence Section where he leads the FBI Cyber Division’s private sector engagement and cyber-criminal intelligence missions. Mr. Ring joined the FBI as an Intelligence Analyst in 2004, and was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division after completing training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Prior to joining the Cyber Division, Mr. Ring served in a variety of capacities in support of the Counterterrorism mission, including as an Intelligence Analyst in support of multiple counterterrorism investigations to include the 2010 Times Square attack and the Boston Marathon Bombing. Mr. Ring served as the FBI Counterterrorism Division’s Senior Liaison Officer to the National Counterterrorism Center before being promoted to Assistant Section Chief over the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism and Homegrown Violent Extremist intelligence program in 2018. Mr. Ring holds a Bachelor Degree from Dowling College in New York and a Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University.

John FokkerJohn Fokker is a Principal Engineer and Head of Cyber Investigations at Trellix Advanced Threat Research Lab. John leads the Operational Intelligence Team that focusses on Threat Intelligence, Malware analysis and the Cyber Criminal Underground. Prior to joining Trellix, he worked at the Dutch National High-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the Dutch National Police unit dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime. During his career John has supervised numerous large-scale cybercrime investigations and takedowns. Fokker is also one of the co-founders of the NoMoreRansom Project. Twitter: @john_fokker.

Bill SiegelBill Siegel is CEO and Co-Founder of Coveware which focuses on helping businesses recover from cyber extortion events such as ransomware. Coveware handles over 2,000 cyber extortion negotiations per year. Bill was previously the CFO of SecurityScorecard, a New York based cyber security ratings company. Prior to SecurityScorecard, Bill was the CEO of Secondmarket, and served as the Head of NASDAQ Private Market following Nasdaq’s acquisition of SecondMarket.


Laureen SmithLaureen Smith is the Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships at Kiteworks, the leading cybersecurity company that protects privacy and ensures compliance of a company’s sensitive and mission-critical content. Laureen brings over twenty years of experience in technology and information systems, with a more recent focus in cybersecurity.  As a veteran executive in the industry, she has led relationship marketing, brand development, thought leadership, enterprise and channel sales, go to market and brand strategy, product management, and has consulted in many industry segments, including Government, Legal, Finance, Healthcare, Pharma, Biotech, and Manufacturing.

Laureen is the creator, co-founder and publisher of CISO Street, an online thought leadership community for cybersecurity leaders. She is also a speaker, moderator, and content creator for the site. In addition, Laureen manages the strategic advisory board for Kiteworks. Board members include Chief Security Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, and Chief Privacy Officers of Fortune 500 companies.

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