Insiders Are the New Malware

Wednesday, March 29 | 8:15AM–9:05AM | Room 554
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Industry and Campus Solutions
With 100,000 new infections per day, ransomware has gotten the attention of boardrooms, IT staff, faculty, and students. Although not typically considered an insider threat, ransomware behaves like an insider, using hijacked accounts to encrypt files on endpoints and file shares. In this session, learn how security pros in higher education are not only fighting ransomware but also using the challenge of mitigating the threat to identify and confront vulnerabilities that expose them to other insider threats, including rogue employees and abusive administrators.

Understand that ransomware has the potential to reach beyond the endpoint and compromise data on your networked storage * Learn lessons from some of the most interesting and under-the-radar insider threats we've discovered in the field * Take home a well-defined, concrete action plan for defending against ransomware and insider threats


  • Christopher Bohlk

    Information Security Officer, Pace University
  • Steve Gold

    Regional Sales Director, Varonis Systems Inc.