About the webinar:

It has finally happened. That fateful call you’ve been dreading has finally come. Your organization has just been hit with ransomware and everything – everything – has been locked down. 

What do you do now?

This is where our scenario begins. Join Chris, Kev and Paul from Immersive Labs as they navigate the rough waters of a major ransomware attack that has crippled the global operations of a fictional organization. 

Using Immersive Labs’ Cyber Crisis Simulator and technical labs, our presenters will play key decision makers as they work towards getting systems back up and running as quickly as possible. But they each have their own secret agendas that’ll steer their decisions. They’re only human, after all. 

Will they pay the ransom or try to work their way around the ransomware themselves? Will they tell the world what has happened or keep it firmly under their hats? And how will their decisions impact the wider business – its reputation, share price and corporate risk? 

Inspired by the recent ransomware attack on Garmin, this webinar will throw attendees into an emerging crisis based on a real-life event. You’ll get up close and personal with WastedLocker and see both the technical and non-technical sides of the story. And, of course, you’ll have the opportunity to have your say in what our presenters do next.

  • See the impact of the human element in an emerging cyber crisis
  • Experience WastedLocker via one of our technical labs
  • Examine missteps in responses to Garmin’s recent run in with ransomware


Chris Pace, Technology Advocate, Immersive Labs
Kev Breen, Director of Cyber Threat Research, Immersive Labs
Paul Bentham, Chief Product Officer, Immersive Labs

A bit about them:

Chris Pace serves as Technology Advocate for Immersive Labs and works to engage and educate organizations about the power of effective cyber skills and threat intelligence. In his role, Chris makes use of his extensive experience in delivering security solutions to all kinds of businesses. Chris worked closely with an elite group of experts as editor of “The Threat Intelligence Handbook”, a definitive guide to everything security teams need to know about threat intelligence. Prior to beginning his career in information security, Pace trained as a broadcast journalist. He has additional experience working in IT departments in both the public and private sectors.

Kev Breen is the director of Cyber Threat Research at Immersive Labs where he researches new and emerging cyber threats. Kev spent 15 years in the military serving as a Radio Technician and Trunk Comms Specialist before transitioning to a Cyber Security Analyst specializing in Malware Analysis. After leaving the military he continued to work in Cyber Security running a CIRT team for a defense contractor before joining Immersive Labs. Outside of work, Kev can be found publishing or contributing to Open Source tools and projects or reading a Sci-Fi book.

Paul Bentham is the Chief Product Officer at Immersive Labs.  Following a 12 year career at GCHQ covering technical leadership and direction on topics ranging from high-speed packet processing to cyber test ranges, he added business growth experience working with cybersecurity information sharing specialists Surevine.  Bringing together his 16 years of experience together, Paul makes sure Immersive Labs continues to delight its users.




August 19, 2020