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ISMG Editors’ Panel: Protecting Active Directory from Ransomware Attacks

Discussion Also Addresses Fraudsters' Evolving Tactics
Clockwise, from top left: Suparna Goswami, Anna Delaney, Geetha Nandikotkur and Tom Field

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.

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The editors - Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Geetha Nandikotkur, managing editor, Asia & the Middle East; and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial - discuss:

  • Key takeaways from an interview with former cybercriminal Brett Johnson, who describes how fraudsters are adapting their techniques and exploiting identity verification tools;
  • Highlights from an interview with CISO Amit Basu of International Seaways who discusses the changing threat and business landscapes and what "protection" in this new environment now entails;
  • How protecting the Active Directory, a rich target for increasing ransomware attacks, will require organizations to audit privileged accounts and endpoints with continuous monitoring and an identity governance approach.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 22 edition discussing cyber insurers and ransomware response and the Sept. 24 edition discussing the rise of quadruple extortion attacks.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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