Beyond Malicious Code:

Ransomware and Human Impacts on the Road to Cyber Resilience

Marcus Hutchins

Marcus Hutchins

Security Researcher

Cybersecurity Expert

Neal Humphrey

Neal Humphrey

AVP, Market Strategy


Ransomware attacks are dramatically different today than the WannaCry ransomware attack of 2017. But one thing has remained the same: the need for and effectiveness of human-led analysis to identify, adapt to, and recover from ransomware attacks.


Just as one small misconfiguration can expose organizations to ransomware, one small mistake made by threat actors can result in their demise. In this webinar, Deepwatch’s Neal Humphrey hosts special guest Marcus Hutchins, who spotted the famous WannaCry "kill switch" to single-handedly thwart one of history's worst ransomware attacks.


This session highlights the importance of human analysis to identify growing threats and the evolution of ransomware from double-extortion to the proliferation of ransomware-as-a-service. Most importantly, they discuss basic preparedness strategies to improve your organization's cyber resistance against ransomware.

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Get to Know Our Guest Speaker

Marcus Hutchins is a globally recognized security researcher known for stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, one of the largest cyberattacks in history. He works as a lead security analyst specializing in tracking both criminal and state sponsored hacking groups. His story was featured on the cover of Wired Magazine's June 2020 issue. Outside of his job, Marcus also maintains several media channels where he teaches cybersecurity to a wide audience.