Protecting Against Ransomware in Federal Agencies

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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.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Lee Kim

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

William Burke

Deputy Chief, Vulnerability Evaluation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Pritha Mehra

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, U.S. Postal Service (pending agency approval)

Sean Applegate

Chief Technology Officer, SwishData Corporation

Richard Breakiron

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Americas Public Sector, Commvault

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET

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