John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

John Fokker

Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

John Fokker is Head of Cyber Investigations for McAfee Advanced Threat Research. Prior to joining McAfee, he worked at the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the Dutch national police unit dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime. Within NHTCU he led the data science group, which focused on threat intelligence research. During his career he has supervised numerous large-scale cybercrime investigations and takedowns. Fokker is also one of the co-founders of the NoMoreRansom Project. He started his career with the Netherlands Police Agency as a digital forensics investigator within a task force against organized crime. Before joining the national police, he served in the special operations and counterterrorism group of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.

John Fokker will be speaking on the following topic:

Ransomware: the rise, death and resurrection of digital extortion

Recent statistics point to a decrease in the number of ransomware variants. So, is ransomware dead? Not so fast. Get up to speed on what are now the main forms of ransomware and learn about the ongoing effort to combat this type of threat. Hear about the successes and lessons learned from the No More Ransom initiative, an online portal that has prevented millions of dollars in ransom payments to cybercriminals. Lastly, since an ounce of prevention is still better than a pound of cure, you will also learn some essential ransomware prevention and mitigation tips.

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