Reference : The Cipher, the Random and the Ransom: A Survey on Current and Future Ransomware
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Engineering, computing & technology : Computer science
Security, Reliability and Trust
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32574
The Cipher, the Random and the Ransom: A Survey on Current and Future Ransomware
English
Genç, Ziya Alper mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Lenzini, Gabriele mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Ryan, Peter mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) >]
17-Nov-2017
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Central European Cybersecurity Conference, November 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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International
Central European Cybersecurity Conference
from 16-11-2017 to 17-11-2017
University of Maribor
Ljubljana
Slovenia
[en] cryptography ; ransomware ; defense
[en] Although conceptually not new, ransomware recently regained attraction in the cybersecurity community: notorious attacks in fact have caused serious damage, proving their disruptive effect. This is likely just the beginning of a new era. According to a recent intelligence report by Cybersecurity Ventures, the total cost due to ransomware attacks is predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017. How can this disruptive threat can be contained? Current anti-ransomware solutions are effective only against existing threats, and the worst is yet to come. Cyber criminals will design and deploy more sophisticated strategies, overcoming current defenses and, as it commonly happens in security, defenders and attackers will embrace a competition that will never end. In this arm race, anticipating how current ransomware will evolve may help at least being prepared for some future damage.

In this paper, we describe existing techniques to mitigate ransomware and we discuss their limitations. Discussing how current ransomware could become even more disruptive and elusive is crucial to conceive more solid defense and systems that can mitigate zero-day ransomware, yielding higher security levels for information systems, including critical infrastructures such as intelligent transportation networks and health institutions.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > Applied Security and Information Assurance Group (APSIA)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32574

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