Paul Jaramillo is an extremely passionate, technical, and results-oriented security professional with over 10 years of incident response and 15 years of IT experience. Previously working at Splunk, CrowdStrike, and the US DoE, Paul is currently Director of Threat Hunting & Intelligence at Sophos. He has a long-distinguished record of reducing enterprise risk and guiding organizations to an improved security posture. Some highlights include breaking into a 2-factored VPN as a pen tester, successfully investigating an insider threat case across the globe as a forensic examiner, and hunting and ejecting nation-state adversaries from corporate and government networks.
A new recently observed ransomware family dubbed Akira uses a retro aesthetic on their victim site very reminiscent of the 1980s green screen consoles and possibly takes its namesake from the popular 1988 anime film of the same name.
A recent remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability is increasingly in use to deliver Cobalt Strike and other remote management software, along with multiple ransomware threats – what you need to know about CVE-2023-27350 (and now CVE-2023-39143