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Avoiding or Minimizing Ransomware Impact to the Bottom Line

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT (2021-05-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Benjamin Wright


  • Check Point
  • Cisco Systems
  • Gigamon
  • LogRhythm
  • Palo Alto Networks

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In the event of a ransomware attack, security managers must be able to give business-relevant risk recommendations to CEOs and boards of directors. Most of the thought and effort required to do so must take place well before the attack.

On this webcast, John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends, and Benjamin Wright, lawyer and SANS Senior Instructor, will discuss key ransomware issues, including:

  • Key security processes to avoid ransomware attacks
  • Issues around ransomware payoffs if an attack succeeds
  • How cyber insurance can play a role in reducing the financial impact of an attack

Register for this webcast to be among the first to receive the associated report written by John Pescatore and Benjamin Wright.

Click here to register for the associated panel discussion on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1 pm ET. 

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a practicing attorney based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on technology law. He serves as a senior instructor at the SANS Institute, teaching its five-day course, LEG523 Law of Data Security and Investigations. By means of that course, Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students from throughout the world. He chairs the SANS Institute’s annual Data Breach Summit. Benjamin advises diverse clients, both in the United States and outside of it, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

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