Help! Our Data Has Been Taken For Ransom!

Field of Study: 
Information Technology
Level: 
Basic
Description: 

It’s no secret that the public sector is vulnerable to cyber criminals. Public sector organizations typically lack the resources to adequately protect their systems. When they are forced to take drastic action, such as pay a ransom to retrieve data, it is publicly advertised. And that invites other cyber criminals to repeat their offense. Join this session as speakers debate the issue to pay or not to pay ransom to cyber criminals, how to best control what everyone knows to be the weakest link in any security policy (employees), and how to handle the constant tension between access and security. In addition, speakers will take questions from the audience and address what attendees are most concerned about in this scary and ever-changing world.