Inside the Ransomware Industry and its Impact on Education

Education is the most-targeted sector for ransomware attacks. For ransomware operators, colleges and universities look like the motherlode, with rich deposits of personal and financial data and practically limitless points of entry for getting at that data illegally. But how do they do it? Get an inside look at real-world ransomware operations: their business models, conversion rates, revenues and impact on victims. Security researcher Danny Yuxing Huang (formerly of UC San Diego, now a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton) has investigated the machinery of ransomware by masquerading as a part of its infrastructure — bringing a unique perspective and critical intel to those whose job it is to protect their institutions from these types of malicious activities. Join Huang and Kristy Patullo with Campus Technology’s editorial director, David Nagel, for this one-hour presentation that will be packed with unique insights!


  • Danny Huang, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Princeton
  • Kristy Patullo, Cloud Security Engineer, Cisco Umbrella

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