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Cryptojacking – Coming Soon to a Universe Near You
Cryptojacking has rapidly surpassed Ransomware: A type of malware that serves as a form of extortion by one party on a group of persons or organizations. Oftentimes takes the form of encrypting a victim’s hard drive denying them access to files or other information with demands taking the form of a ransom before access is restored. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - when an organization, group, or hacker takes control of your system to extort a user or organization for money. Ch-ching! as the menace of choice of cyber criminals. The space that cryptojacking occupies is big, really big 😉
This talk will cover the various vectors of cryptojacking, typical targets, and technical aspects. We will also cover foundational concepts of cryptocurrency, in order to bring everyone to the same level playing ﬁeld. A live demo will consist of viewing a cryptocurrency miner in action. Last but not least, we will address remedition and mitigation strategies.
About the Speakers
Threat Researcher, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
Marcelle Lee is a threat researcher with LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, an adjunct professor in digital forensics and network security, and she also provides security consulting and training services through her company, Fractal Security Group, LLC. She is involved with many industry organizations, working groups, and boards, including the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, the NIST Cyber Competitions Working Group, and the ISACA CSX Certification Task Force. Marcelle has earned the CISSP, CSX-P, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GISF, GSEC, GCCC, C|EH, CCNA, Security+, Network+, and ACE industry certifications. She holds four degrees, including a master’s degree in cybersecurity. In 2016 she received the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Women in Tech (WIT) Award. Marcelle frequently presents at conferences and training events, and is an active volunteer in the cybersecurity community.