How to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks


When a ransomware attack hits, it can be crippling to a company. With a clear understanding of the issues and advance preparation, however, attorneys can make the experience less painful for their clients. This program helps attorneys and businesses proactively prepare for an attack, and identify the “dos and don’ts” when responding to an attack. Finally, the program will explore best practices for data continuity or data loss prevention policies as well as discuss the legal risks of acquiring bitcoin wallets and paying ransoms.

This program will benefit lawyers whose job it is to help plan for and respond to ransomware attacks, as well as general counsel and other business attorneys who should understand how ransomware can impact their clients

Learning Objectives:

I. Describe the lifecycle of a typical ransomware attack

II. Examine policies and best practices that can help mitigate the risk of a ransomware attack

III. Identify the tools and technologies that can provide valuable insight into mitigating the risk of an attack, or investigating an attack that has occurred

IV. Discuss different ways a company can elect to respond to a ransomware attack

V. Analyze the legal risks of making ransomware payments

Registration Information


3:00 pm (EDT)



Heidi L. Wachs, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg

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