In this podcast, Derek Smith offers an introduction to ransomware, a type of malware that restricts access to an infected computer system and demands a ransom for the restriction to be removed. This podcast provides a brief introduction to ransomware, including specific programs like CryptoLocker, and steps organizations can take to combat an attack.
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Derek A. Smith Biography
Derek A. Smith is the Director of Cyber Security Initiatives at the National Cyber Security Institute at Excelsior College.
Mr. Smith has years of government and military leadership experience and holds an MBA, MS in Information Assurance, MS in Information Technology Project Management, and a BS in Education.
He also holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator, Computer Network Defense Architect, Certified EC-Council Instructor, Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA), and Security+.