Episode 236 – Cyber-attack on Norsk Hydro – LockerGoga Ransomware cost kr800M

Interview with Halvor Molland – Senior Vice President Communication & Public Affairs, Norsk Hydro ASA.

Halvor Molland, is Senior Vice President Communication & Public Affairs, and a spokesperson for Norsk Hydro ASA, a global supplier of aluminium and aluminium solutions headquartered in Norway.  An experienced journalist, he holds a Master of Science with experience from offshore oil and gas development projects. Molland has extensive experience in the field of international corporate communication. He has previously worked at Umoe, a Norwegian supplier to the oil and gas industry and at ABB – a global leader in power and automation technologies.  Molland served as Press and information officer at the Stabilization Force (SFOR) Headquarter in Sarajevo, the NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force.

In this podcast, he discussed the cyber attack on 19 March 2019 that hit the aluminium manufacturing giant.  Norsk Hydro put the impact of incident – ransomware LockerGoga – at around NOK 800 million.  Halvor shared highlights of Norsk Hydro’s experience in responding to and recovering from the attack: The immediate actions taken, the key priorities during the respond and recovery efforts, the focus on communications internally with employees, and externally with customers, stakeholders and the public.

Recorded on 15th December 2020 (Norway 10am/ Singapore 5pm).

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