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Webinar: Key Leadership Issues for Preparing Your Business for the Growing Ransomware Threat

January 20, 2021 9:00 am EST Free Webinar

Cybersecurity risks will continue in 2021 as many companies’ most costly and damaging business concern. Ransomware is the most problematic of them all, and the frequency of these attacks is growing faster than all other cybersecurity risks. Learn best practices to guide your business through ransomware attacks, the evolving threat landscape, and how to proactively improve your company’s response capabilities!

This webinar is specifically designed as an executive level update to keep leaders informed and prepared on topics including:

  • The current ransomware threat environment
    • Trends from 2020
    • Hottest targets for ransomware attacks and why
    • The big business of ransomware attacks
  • Front-end best practices to guard your company against attack
  • Incident response best practices and the necessary steps to take when hit by a ransomware attack, drawn from real-world situations
  • The reality of the collateral damage, costs, and other data breach liability issues resulting from an attack

Collect the latest intelligence from the FBI and other featured panelists. We’ll also have additional members from Frost Brown Todd’s FinTech and Privacy & Data Security Teams on-hand to answer questions and share real-life experiences in helping c-suite and leadership level executives navigate cybersecurity threats.

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Special Agent Stephen Oakes, FBI

Stephen Oakes is the Cyber Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s Louisville Division. Prior to being in Louisville, SSA Oakes was assigned to the Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit (CIRFU) of the FBI, co-located with the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh. His first assignment was to the FBI Washington, D.C. Division’s Criminal Cyber Squad. He has worked for the FBI since 2005 and his experience includes investigations into cyber threats including computer intrusions, botnets, bullet-proof hosting, skimming, virtual currencies, and the underground economy. SSA Oakes holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Georgetown College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky School of Law, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Melon University. SSA Oakes is also currently serving a SAUSA with the Western District of Kentucky to support expedited triage and prosecution of intrusion investigations for his squad.

Victoria Beckman, Frost Brown Todd

Victoria is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Team and chair of the Latin America Desk. A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), she assists with state, federal, and international compliance, as well as prepares response strategies for data breaches and other security incidents. Victoria facilitates the resolution of ransomware cases, assists global companies with loss recovery after a breach, proactively reviews existing policies for domestic and foreign companies to minimize litigation risks, and supervises the transfer of data as an asset in the enforcement of judgments.

Bob Dibert, Frost Brown Todd

Bob’s experience with data privacy and security issues dates to the early 2000’s, in the successful negotiation and handling of litigation materials subject to privacy and security requirements of HIPAA. During the last ten years, his practice has expanded to include counseling clients in records retention and compliance, and handling internal investigations of potential data security breach incidents.

Bill Repasky, Frost Brown Todd

Bill is a member of the firm’s FinTech Team. He regularly advises businesses on electronic funds transfers, cyber fraud, cryptocurrency and financial services law and litigation. He is part of the FBT team available to counsel clients in the strategic preparation for and actual incident response following a ransomware attack.

Tanya Bowman, Frost Brown Todd

Tanya is chair of the firm’s FinTech Team and is a member of the Privacy & Data Security and Financial Services Teams. She represents clients, both large and small, in state and federal courts across the country. Her experience includes helping clients in a variety of industries avoid and navigate ransomware attacks, as well as minimize their risks through incident response and litigation, if and when necessary, to mitigate the damages after a ransomware attack occurs.