K2's Ransomware: Lessons Learned from the Victims (2 Hours)
Ransomware is everywhere, is becoming more common, and preventing it is a major challenge for every organization. This course provides case studies which follow organizations of all sizes which were brought to their knees by ransomware, reviewing key events and information such as:
- How the initial infection occurred, and where it spread across the organization.
- How the organization responded to the infection? Did you pay the ransom?
- What the victims learned that they wish they knew before the infection.
Attend this session and learn what previous ransomware victims wish they knew and would like to have done before hackers struck their organization.
Major Topics Covered
- How ransomware infections occur and selected regulatory requirements
- Who to contact and how to respond if your organization becomes a victim
- How to create and manage an effective ransomware prevention program in your organization
Upon completing this session, you should be able to:
- Select items which differentiate between ransomware, malware, advanced persistent threats, and software
- Identify key differences between an incident response plan, a disaster recovery plan, and a business continuity plan
- Choose from a list key behaviors and precautions which you and your team can take to reduce your risk of falling victim to ransomware
- Identify from a list at least three service providers you should contact immediately should you become a victim of ransomware
- CPE credit: Recommended for 2 CPE hours Information Technology
- Prerequisites: None
- Program level: Basic
- Advance preparation: None
- Who should participate: Any accounting professional who wants to understand how ransomware works and learn prevention tips they can use and share in their organization