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Held for Ransom! Ransomware Prevention and Response

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:00am–12:00pm

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Audience:

Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff

Webinar Overview:

All it takes is one person clicking on a link, and all of your shared files could be locked up for good.  Organizations of all kinds - from law firms to corporate and non-profit clients are held hostage by ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your data until you pay a hefty fee.  How can you reduce your risk of a ransomware incident in today's complex environments, and how should you respond if you fall victim?  We'll offer practical tips for preparing for, avoiding, and responding to a ransomware attack. 

Educational Objective:

Learn how to effectively defend against cybercriminals so that you can protect yourself, your clients, and your organization.

Presenter:

Karen Sprenger is the Chief Operating Officer of LMG Security and is primarily responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and project management, as well as speaking about cybersecurity throughout the country.  She has over 25 years of experience in information technology, most recently serving as Director of Technology for Billings Public Schools, where she was responsible for securing and supporting 18,000 users, 8,500 computers, 5,000 mobile devices, 2,000 telephones, 50 miles of network and 1 very temperamental vending machine.  A true geek, she considers "Digital Forensics" a perfectly acceptable answer to the question, "But what do you do for fun?"  Karen is a GIAC-Certified forensics examiner (GCFE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).