On-Demand Webinar: Ransomware - Sit Back & Relax

By Eyal Worthalter for Beyond The Blocks - Wednesday, June 14, 2017


In August 2016 Barnstable Police Department, a 130-person team in a small tourist town, became one of the average 4,000 victims per day of a ransomware attack.

Barnstable had recently deployed Reduxio's HX550 in order to improve application performance and since their mail servers were constantly running out of space and VDI boot times were frequently more than 3 minutes. Reduxio and Barnstable were able to completely avoid any data loss and complete a full systems recovery, ransom unpaid, within 30 minutes.

This lead us to consider that BackDating, a feature of our award-winning TimeOS Platform, could be used to circumvent a Ransomware attack. While it was in fact designed to provide to-the-second Data Recovery capabilities, BackDating allowed Barnstable to go back a few seconds before the attack happened. In their own words, it's as if nothing ever happened. 

Related video: Barnstable Police use Reduxio Systems storage to back up data

Recover from Ransomware in minutes - A Webinar

If Barnstable could recover from Ransomware, so can anyone. This lead us to work on a webinar where we could show fellow IT professionals concerned with this threat how they can recover their data. 

Our aim is to educate the audience on Data Center Technologies. We aspire to deliver a 360 view of each topic means of bringing in 3 perspectives:

 The Guest Subject Matter Expert: A 3rd party consultant or analyst who is recognized as an authority in this specific field. In this case, the speaker is John Bambenek, a professional white-hat hacker who helped take down CryptoLocker.

 The Vendor: This means us, and we brought in our VP of Product Strategy, Jacob Cherian to provide our perspective on Data Protection. 

 The Guest User: As is tradition, we invite one of our Customers to join us. 

This webinar is part of a quarterly series that Reduxio provides in combination with VMWare user Group (VMUG). 

The next webinar will be on June 22nd. Register here to attend the live recording or subscribe to our blog and we'll share the recording.

Listen to this On-demand webinar and discover how you can recover from Ransomware within minutes. 

Webinar Speakers

Subject Matter Expert - John Bambenek


John has been engaged in security for 15 years researching security threats. He is a published author of several articles, book chapters and one book. He has contributed to IT security courses and certification exams covering such subjects as penetration testing, reverse engineering malware, forensics, and network security. He has participated in many incident investigations spanning the globe. He speaks at conferences around the world and runs several private intelligence groups focusing on takedowns and disruption of criminal entities. 


Thank you for watching. The above webinar is part of our quarterly webinar series which we hope will continue to be informative, entertaining and educational for our listeners and/or readers.


Take a look at our previous webinar on Storage Performance Benchmarking. We'd also like to invite you to subscribe to BeyondTheBlocks.


Eyal Worthalter

Written by Eyal Worthalter

Eyal enjoys discovering, learning and sharing how technology can improve our world. He currently leads content marketing efforts at Reduxio as Head of Sales Enablement. Eyal holds a BSc in Electronics & Communications Engineering and earned his MBA from Hult International Business School in Boston.

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