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Date October 25, 2017 Time 8:00 am - 10:00 am Chapter Saskatchewan

Ransomware and Security in the Internet of Things – Breakfast Session

Ransomware and Security in the Internet of Things

Ransomware, malware that encrypts files on a computer and requests a ransom to decrypt the files, is estimated to be a $1 Billion crimeware business in 2016. This presentation will give some insight into the ransomware industry, will provide guidance into how to protect your computer from ransomware and whether you should pay the ransom if you do get hit.

Security in the Internet of Things – Most people have heard of the Internet of Things, but ask them how it affects them and they will almost always be flummoxed. The fact is that nearly every one of us is affected by the Internet of Things every day. The Internet of Things is all around us, in industrial applications like smart meters, to enterprise solutions such as cameras and access control, to home appliances and even medical equipment. But are these devices safe? This presentation provides an overview of the Internet of Things, risks of these devices, and what you can do to help ensure that IoT devices in your home are safe.

This session will provide you with practical and up-to-date information and understanding of internet security issues.

Rick Wanner, MSISE has diverse experience in Information Technology, ranging from operating system programmer and architect for telephone switches, cellular switching, to virtually every aspect of information security. For the last dozen years Rick has been employed as a security manager in Corporate Security at SaskTel. In that position Rick is responsible for aspects of policy compliance including policy development, security consulting, risk assessment, compliance assessment and penetration testing. Rick is also a volunteer incident handler with the Internet Storm Center and is active in industry groups tracking DDOS and ransomware.