Ransomproof: Hard Lessons and Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks and Cyber Extortion

09 Jan 2020

John Carlin and Alex Iftimie presented a Data Protection Masterclass Webinar that taught strategies to help prevent, respond to, and recover from a ransomware attack.

From hospitals to media companies to manufacturing plants, ransomware attacks are increasingly prevalent and have far-reaching impacts. As companies store more and more of their valuable data only in electronic form, they are increasingly more vulnerable to attacks that render their data inaccessible. In addition to data loss, these incidents present significant business and legal risks, including damage to brand and reputation, disruption of business operations, and contractual and regulatory obligations.

View the webinar. (Expires April 2020)

Topics addressed include:

  • The threat landscape for ransomware attacks and cyber extortion
  • Potential actors, ranging from nation states to opportunistic criminals
  • Best practices for policies and procedures to respond to extortion demands
  • Considerations for whether to pay an extortion demand
  • Key decisions companies must make in responding to a ransomware attack or extortion incident


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