2021 - Ransomware Concerns? There’s a Tool That Can Help - 2 CPEs

When:  Apr 8, 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00 (CT)
Associated with  Greater Kansas City Chapter

Ransomware Concerns? There’s a Tool That Can Help
A Deep Dive - Ransomware Self Assessment Tool (R-SAT)

Presented by Rich Whyrick, 10D Security
Earn up 2 CPEs.

There can be no denying that ransomware has had a significant and increasing impact on organizations of all sizes across multiple industries.  With a reported average of 16 days of downtime and an average payment of $84,000 last year, ransomware was the second most common malware incident type and the third most common breach type.  Financial institutions are among the most targeted for ransomware, but no industry is immune.  In October of 2020, the Ransomware Security Assessment Tool (R-SAT) was released to give financial institutions another tool in their arsenal to identify gaps in their information security postures that could leave them susceptible to ransomware attacks.  However, even though the R-SAT was developed as an aid for the financial industry it can be applied to most other industries.  Please join us for a look at the R-SAT, and plan to come away with some additional actions you can take that may help prevent ransomware from ever entering your network.


Prior to becoming an Information Security Auditor Rich Whyrick had 25 years of total IT experience, and had spent the previous 17 years as an Information Security professional.  Along his career path he’s been a Software QA/Helpdesk Analyst, Desktop Engineer, Project Manager, Server Admin, Network Admin, Data Center Manager, Pre-Sales Engineer, Sr. Security Engineer and Information Security Manager, and  has held MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CCNA-Firewall, CCNA-Security, Citrix, ITIL and Security+ certifications.  He focused primarily on Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Network Access Control (NAC), Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM), Security Operations Center (SOC), and firewall and IDS/IPS management as an Information Security manager, and also managed antivirus solutions, email security solutions, vulnerability scanning, reputation monitoring, compliance and audit functions, as well as the personnel performing any of those duties.  When he’s not fighting the good fight against cyber criminals Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and children.  Rich is also an avid guitar and vocal enthusiast and has played in several bands in and around the KC Metro.

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