Evolving Your Posture for Emerging Ransomware Trends

See how hackers are defeating your ransomware tools

event Wednesday, 9 December 2020

According to Gartner90% of ransomware attacks can be prevented.

With remote work being widely implemented earlier this year and digital transformation initiatives taking priority as a result, it is imperative to ensure your security practices have kept up with your evolving environment. Ask yourself the following:

  • Has your organization been updating security practices and policies in conjunction with your network resources? 
  • With these increased demands on your IT team, do they have the resources to maintain your organization's defenses? 
  • Has your company tested your defenses against ransomware attack simulations? 

Join Trustwave on Wednesday, 9 December at 10:00 am CST | 4:00 pm GMT to learn from John Cartrett, Director of Trustwave SpiderLabs North America, and Ed Williams, Director at Trustwave SpiderLabs EMEA, as they speak about the evolution of ransomware, red team simulations against ransomware tools, and walk through a case study of a ransomware attack against protection tools.

If you can't make the live session, be sure to register and we'll send you the recording.

When & Where

Evolving Your Posture for Emerging Ransomware Trends
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
10:00 am- 11:00 am CST | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT


  • Evolution of ransomware
  • Red team simulation against ransomware tools 
  • Case study of ransomware attack 


  • John Cartrett, Director of Trustwave SpiderLabs North America

John is a Principal Consultant, and the Red Team lead for Trustwave SpiderLabs. His responsibilities mainly include managing all red team services in the Americas from start to finish, as well as being a subject matter expert on red team services globally.

He has eighteen years of information technology experience, and ten years of offensive testing experience with the last five years focused on clandestine-style Red Teaming. He has directed and executed close to one hundred full-scope red team operations for organizations of all sizes and geographic locations.

He has obtained many certifications from organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, GIAC, and Offensive Security, as well as attended thousands of hours of skills-based training.

  • Ed Williams, Director of Trustwave SpiderLabs EMEA

Edward Williams is a seasoned cybersecurity specialist with 10 years directly focused on penetration testing and consultancy for Government and private sector organisations.

He heads up penetration testing within Trustwave’s elite team of forensic investigators, researchers and ethical hackers, Spiderlabs, as Director for EMEA.

Holding an MSc degree in Information Security and Computer Crime Edward previously worked as a Principal Security Consultant specializing in Internal Infrastructure, Security Architecture and Red Teaming where he conducted many STAR and CBEST engagements. Edward was also responsible for the creation and maintenance of many internal methodologies, standards and practices.

Much of Edward’s work concentrated on securing critical national infrastructures. Edward holds many industry certifications including CREST CCSAS and is now a CREST assessor where he creates and proctors exams within the U.K.

Edward has authored many tools and blogs and was TSC (Technical Security Consultancy) consultant of the year 17/18 for the largest non-government penetration testing team in the world.