Ransomware Q & A

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of field experts following a live ransomware attack. 

Moderator: Sam Alva, Director of Operations, TriCorps Security

Panelists: Benjamin Roe, Senior Red Team Penetration Tester, Booz Allen Hamilton; Tristan Fries, Flight Commander, CyberSpace Operations, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard

Sam Alva

Sam Alva is the Regional Director of Operations for TriCorps Security. TriCorps Security performs multi-million dollar security projects including surveillance (CCTV), access control and IDS Systems as well as covert and overt risk and security assessments. Prior to his current role, Sam founded 3Delta Security in Wichita, Kansas. 3Delta provided security consultation and training to businesses in the Midwest. This small business grew rapidly and was acquired by TriCorps. It operates today and TriCorps Security – a sister company to TriCorps Cybersecurity.

Sam’s background includes 10 years of service in the United State Air Force as a Cyber Security Manager where he conducted numerous risk and security assessments for US Government and Department of Defense installations in various environments around the globe. He developed a unique and extensive skill set bridging the gap between cyber and physical security. Sam has a Master of Science in Security Administration from Southwestern College.

Benjamin Roe

Benjamin Roe is a senior red team penetration tester at Booz Allen Hamilton, and serves in this role as a contractor with the 177 Information Aggressor Squadron at McConnell AFB. In his full-time job, he participates in red team vulnerability assessments of U.S. Department of Defense assets and networks. Ben is a specialist in ransomware, having developed ransomware detection and mitigation strategies and techniques for his previous employer, and created custom ransomware for use in red team assessments with his current employer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Assurance from Fort Hays State University and holds several industry certifications including Security+ and GCIA.

 

Tristan Fries

Tristan Fries, Flight Commander, CyberSpace Operations, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard

 

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