Blue Hexagon and Heffernan Insurance Brokers Webinar “Why is Ransomware so tough to avoid?”

Live webinar presented by John Petersen, CIO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers and Saumitra Das, CTO and Cofounder of Blue Hexagon

Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek, CA August 4, 2021 — Blue Hexagon, a leading agentless cloud-native AI platform, announces their upcoming webinar– Why is Ransomware so tough to avoid?—set for Tuesday, August 17th, at one o’clock PM EDT This webinar will focus on the growing need to learn about ransomware, the single largest malware impacting a new organization every fourteen seconds, and what security leaders can do to avoid falling victim to this cybercrime.

Ransomware has now evolved from “encrypting the data on the machine until the ransom is paid” to more nefarious tasks, including disruption-ware, exfiltrating sensitive corporate data, all in attempts to disrupt business and force payment. And, with remote work on the rise, exploitation of remote access and user devices increases corporate exposure to ransomware even more.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, an insurance industry survey observed a forty-seven percent increase in the severity of ransomware attacks and it accounted for the majority of the eighty-seven percent of reported incidents and eighty-four percent of insurance claims payouts in H1 2020.

“If you do a search for ransomware, you will find how intense these attacks are and the destructive wake they leave in their path,” said John Petersen CIO, Heffernan Insurance Brokers. “It requires a holistic approach of adopting the latest technology and processes but also the entire organization needs to become educated in order to reduce your chances of falling victim.”

For security leaders, this rapid surge and complexity presents a number of dilemmas: How should you adjust and prioritize to face this challenge and be cyber resilient in the future? How to evaluate and adopt the latest detection and response tools and techniques, such as deep learning, zero-hour detection, threat kill-chain analysis, and response automation and orchestration.

What you’ll learn from this webinar:

  • Key concepts of ransomware
  • Trends observed in hundreds of ransomware attacks as well as new trends on the intent of ransomware actors
  • Critical priorities for creating a cyber-resilient organization
  • What should be your Ransomware toolkit
  • New AI technologies and tools to cut through the rapidly changing threat landscape

“It is vital to understand the ransomware attackers’ tactics in order to select the countermeasures that best fit your organization,” said Saumitra Das, CTO and Co-founder, Blue Hexagon. “Best practices in terms of configuration, patching and hygiene are needed but not enough because they are not always implemented fully. An approach that focuses on detection and response to reduce the blast radius or thwart the attacker early is essential.”

Blue Hexagon is trusted by leading healthcare, e-commerce, technology, insurance and financial services companies and has been recognized in Forbes AI 50 for Next Gen NDR innovation, included in the 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Network Detection and Response, named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 list of “World’s Most Promising Startups”, was tested by Miercom as the most effective of four leading security products against the most lethal zero-day malware, ransomware, worms, botnets and evasive malicious threats and was named to the 2021 CB Insights AI-100 list of “Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups” and most recently was named to CRN’s “10 Hottest AI Security Companies You Need to Know”.

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About Blue Hexagon Inc.

Founded in 2017, Blue Hexagon is a deep learning innovator of Cyber AI You Can Trust™ to stop cyber adversaries and malware at sub-second speed. Blue Hexagon Agentless Cloud-Native AI Security deploys within minutes and delivers actionable visibility, real-time threat defense, and continuous compliance across all cloud workloads, network, and storage, at runtime. The agentless solution does not impact performance or data privacy and confidentiality, eliminates Security-DevOps friction and supply-chain risk, and supports all workload types and OS platforms across major cloud providers – reducing enterprise security overhead and cost while significantly improving their cloud security posture and visibility.

Blue Hexagon is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and backed by Benchmark and Altimeter Capital.  Follow us on Twitter @bluehexagonai or on the Web at

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Truckee, Bakersfield, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and Irvine, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Seattle and Olympia, WA; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; and London UK.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003.

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