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Thu, Nov 19



November Chapter Meeting

Ransomware, Risk, and Recovery:​ Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Ready for Today's Threats?

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November Chapter Meeting
November Chapter Meeting

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


About the Event

Presenter: Sean Deuby, Director of Services, Semperis

Title: Ransomware, Risk, and Recovery:​ Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Ready for Today's Threats?

Abstract: Disaster Recovery (DR) strategies have traditionally focused on natural disasters, then expanded into other physical events such as terrorism. Today, cyber weaponization is everywhere, and the "extinction event" is a genuine threat with no respect for geographic boundaries.

In 2017 the NotPetya ransomware attack impacted Maersk worldwide in under 10 minutes and cost the company over $300M. The 2018 Winter Olympics were hit by a targeted cyber attack. Ransomware attacks have become commonplace. Cyber risk directly correlates to business risk. And cyber disasters strike more frequently with broader impact than their physical counterparts. Thus, modern DR strategies must prioritize cyber scenarios.


•Denial-of-availability malware is now the #1 risk to business operations

•Cyber insurance policies are not the magic bullet they position themselves to be

•New “cyber-first” DR technologies automate recovery of complex systems, facilitate recovery to the cloud, and eliminate the risk of reinfection from system state and bare-metal backups

Speaker's Bio: Sean Deuby brings 30 years’ experience in Enterprise IT and Hybrid Identity to his role as Director of Services at Semperis. An original architect and technical leader of Intel's Active Directory, Texas Instrument’s Windows NT network, and 15-time MVP alumnus, Sean has been involved with Microsoft identity technology since its inception. His experience as an identity strategy consultant for many Fortune 500 companies gives him a broad perspective on the challenges of today's identity-centered security. Sean is also an industry journalism veteran; as former technical director for Windows IT Pro, he has over 400 published articles on Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and related security, and Windows Server. He has presented sessions at multiple CIS / Identiverse conferences.

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