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Invest in Data Readiness, or Pay Later: The Ransomware Challenge

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October 28, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM ET 

1 CPE Credit Available for this Event*** 

Panel: Invest in Data Readiness, or Pay Later: The Ransomware Challenge

Advances in security technology have diverted cybercriminals from targeting individuals to a more lucrative approach; holding an organization’s entire operations hostage until a ransom is paid. The data that underlies government mission operations is the lifeblood and when it stops flowing, operations come to a halt. With government agencies ranked as the 4th most likely sector to be hit by ransomware, it’s imperative that business continuity plans include backup and recovery. Victims of ransomware pay because they don’t have the necessary backups or restoration of hundreds of computers is prohibitive, and there is no guarantee that ransom payments result in hostage data being released. Simple, reliable and immutable backups greatly eliminate the impact of an attack which could involve system downtime, reduced productivity, interrupted essential citizen services and cost millions of dollars. Just as important is the ability to rapidly recover all data whether on or off premises, on physical or virtual servers or hosted on a cloud platform. Learn how prepared agencies can render ransomware powerless.

Lee Kim

Lee Kim

Director Privacy & Security/Thought Advisory; Interim Senior Counsel; Data Protection Officer, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (invited)

William Burke

William Burke

Deputy Chief, Vulnerability Evaluation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Linda Wilbanks

Linda Wilbanks

Cyber Security Risk Management, U.S. Department of Education (invited)

James Smitka

James Smitka

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs (invited)

Sean Applegate

Sean Applegate

Chief Technology Officer, SwishData Corporation

Richard Breakiron

Richard Breakiron

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Americas Public Sector, Commvault

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/CEO, ATARC

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.