Recorded Webinar: Don’t Be a Victim: Protect Yourself Against Ransomware


Any organization that maintains sensitive data – and that’s virtually every organization – is at risk of being hacked. Bad actors, determined to access your data or that of your customers or partners, are getting more persistent and sophisticated.

And they have been increasingly deploying ransomware against their victims. Once installed, this malware gives criminals the opportunity to hold your data hostage – potentially for enormous sums of money.

But there are steps you can take and tools you can use in your own defense. NetCraftsmen and Cisco Systems joined together to put on this free webinar to learn more about the latest in ransomware defense.

In less than one hour, you’ll learn:

  • The most common methods hackers use to install ransomware on victims’ servers
  • What ransomware looks like in 2016
  • Which organizations are at greatest risk
  • How to identify ransomware quickly
  • Setting policies to secure your data
  • How user behavior analytics can help your organization identify potential insider threats

No organization can afford to ignore this threat. You can start the process of protecting yourself with this free webinar. To view the recorded webinar, simply fill out the form below.


David Yarashus, Principle Architect, Chief Engineer, NetCraftsmen

David Yarashus is responsible for technical leadership and solutions development. An expert in the design and operation of networking systems that support complex requirements, David loves solving technical challenges. He has been published in several books and magazine articles, and his current certifications include CCIE #2292 and CCDE #20120013.

Nick Kelly, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Nick Kelly brings over 15 years of security expertise to the Cisco team. He works with all verticals to help organizations understand the business impact of the ever-changing threat landscape. Nick serves on the tech committee for BSides, and enjoys sharing his expertise in Infosec with customers and partners throughout his travels.

Leave a Reply


Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.