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Speakers
Chester Wisniewski
Senior Security Advisor
Sophos

Biography

Chester "Chet" Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos with more than 15 years experience in the security industry. In his current role, Chester conducts research into computer security and online privacy with the goal of making security information more accessible to the public, the media and IT professionals.

Chester frequently writes articles for the award-winning Naked Security blog, produces the weekly podcast "Sophos Security Chet Chat" and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the press.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/author/chesterwisniewski/
https://www.sophos.com/en-us/press-office/contacts/chetw.aspx

Title

Location-based Threats: How Cybercriminals Target You Based On Where You Live with Ransomware

Synopsis

Cybercrime continues to evolve, and one of the growing trend of location-based targeting, through what we call “geo-malware” and regionalized email attacks, is seen prevalent in the form of ransomware. Join this session as Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor from Sophos, discusses recent trends and examples of geo-targeting attacks documented from SophosLabs research and how you can stay protected with practical security tips.  

Adapted from
https://blogs.sophos.com/2016/05/03/location-based-ransomware-threat-research/