Barry Shteiman
Director, Threat Research


Barry Shteiman has more than a decade of experience as a security researcher, engineer, technologist, and evangelist. Barry’s expertise in security includes research, development, and leading security engineering teams. Prior to Exabeam he led security strategy for Imperva, heading up the company’s public security research in tandem with the CTO. Barry holds several patents to his name, and has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences from Holon Institute of Technology.


The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack


Ransomware is currently one of the most disruptive security challenges for enterprises. As it moves from an individual employee’s PC to the corporate network, the impact can be significant. Despite research and analysis by security firms and analysts, most don’t have a good idea of how a piece of ransomware actually operates, i.e. what is affected and when, what signals to look for, etc. Exabeam researchers have detonated nearly 100 strains of ransomware in the labs and produced a detailed analysis of how a ransomware attack actually unfolds, and how an organization might respond to shut it down. This session will talk about how Ransomware works, financial motivation and security analyst outlook as well as how UEBA can help in early detection of a Ransomware infection.