Virtual Workshop on Preventing and Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Cyber Events


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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments and feedback from government and industry subject matter experts on challenges and the practical approaches to preventing and recovering from ransomware and other destructive cyber events. 

Date: July 14, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m EDT 


Following the call for papers, NIST invites government and industry subject matter experts and practitioners to present their views related to challenges to implementation, operations, and security associated with the mitigation of ransomware attacks. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to share feedback on all aspects of the planned activities to include: relevant standards, guidelines, and recommended practices; use cases and technologies to be considered; and sources of specifications and guidance. NIST will use the resulting prioritized list of activities to help accelerate the development of a playbook for mitigation of ransomware attacks. 


The workshop will be limited to 1000 participants. The workshop will be recorded and the content will be made available after the event.

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11:00 – 11:05
 NIST and NCCoE Overview
 Kevin Stine - NIST Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
11:05 – 11:10
  Keynote: Deputy Secretary (TENTATIVE)
 Don Graves - Deputy Secretary, US Department of Commerce
11:10 – 11:25
 Workshop Overview and Background
 Kevin Stine - NIST Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
11:25 – 11:45
 Status of NIST Ransomware Activity
 Bill Fisher - NIST
11:45 – 11:55
 Moderated Q & A
 Mat Heyman - NIST
11:55 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:15
 Challenges Section
  • Josh Corman - DHS CISA
  • Phil Reiner - Institute for Security and Technology
  • Carmichael Patton - Microsoft
  • Sridhar Muppidi - IBM
  • Pranshu Bajpai - Motorola Solutions
13:15 – 13:25
 Moderated Q & A
 Bill Fisher - NIST
13:25 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:10
 Ten Minute Participant Lightning Talk Session
  • Maria Vachino - Cyntegra
  • Travis Rosiek - BluVector
  • Guido Grillenmeier - Semperis
  • Brian Hymer - Quest
  • Temi Adebambio - Amazon Web Services
14:10 – 14:20
 Moderated Q & A
 Karen Scarfone - NIST
14:20 – 14:35 
 Next Steps/Wrap-up (NCCoE)
 Curt Barker - NIST

All times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)



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