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Mitigating the Impact of Ransomware With Data Science

Cyentia Institute Partner Wade Baker Shares Insights on Analyzing Ransomware Data
Wade Baker, partner, Cyentia Institute

Cybersecurity organizations are sitting on a treasure trove of data about ransomware attacks. Unlocking that data and analyzing it can help security teams become more prepared for future attacks, says Wade Baker, partner at Cyentia Institute.

See Also: Every Second Counts: 6-Step Ransomware Remediation Guide

In a recent report, the Cyentia Institute found that in many cases, organizations know what to do but haven't fully implemented defenses that could have a major impact on defeating threat actors. "We've seen organizations struggling with not necessarily having a control but implementing it, building a process around it and doing it so that it's useful when you need it," Baker says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Baker also discusses:

  • How to better prepare for ransomware attacks;
  • Understanding which organizations are being targeted by various groups;
  • New data on how quickly organizations are remediating vulnerabilities.

Baker is co-founder of Cyentia Institute, which focuses on improving cybersecurity knowledge and practice through data-driven research. He also is a professor in Virginia Tech's College of Business, working to prepare the next generation of industry leaders. Baker previously held positions as vice president of strategy at ThreatConnect and was the CTO of security solutions at Verizon, where he led Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report research team.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

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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