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Technology Update - Ransomware

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


5:00 PM ET


8:00 PM ET

Program Description

Ransomware isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s been plaguing organizations for years, preying on weaknesses in security systems to steal data and compromise systems. This past April, VMware Carbon Black reported that businesses around the world had seen a 148% increase in ransomware attacks due to the widespread effects of COVID-19, leaving institutions either scrambling to remediate breaches or generate new procedures to prevent them. We’ll dive into recent trends in ransomware—looking at where it is now, where it’s going, and steps you can take to protect your organization. From detection and prevention strategies to effective response procedures, we’ll detail what you can do to secure your systems before attacks happen, and what you need to do during an attack to contain and mitigate damage.

In this session attendee will learn:

- What happens to your data when you get attacked
- Where malicious actors sell your information
- Strategies to prevent a ransomware attack
- How to detect ransomware attacks before they happen
- How to contain and respond to an attack if malicious actors succeed in infiltrating your systems


    5:00 - 8:00 PM ET


Sean Goodwin

Manager, Wolf & Company, P.C.

Sean is a Manager in Wolf’s Information Technology (IT) Assurance Services Group where he is responsible for coordinating and executing IT audit services at client locations for our financial, healthcare, educational and investment planning clients. Sean has over six years of experience in the IT auditing and information security fields, and maintains several industry certifications.

Sean’s expertise consists of IT risk management and assessments, IT audits in Microsoft Windows Security, Network Security (including wireless), Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, General Information Security & Controls, IT Governance, Business Continuity Planning, and Business Application Security.

In addition to the technical audits, Sean has performed work in various compliance areas including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Service Organization Control (SOC) reports, and other industry standards and state privacy laws.


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Earn up to 1 hour of CPE.

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60 Minutes

Information Technology - Technical


Group Live


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