The Very Real Risk of Ransomware (2 hours)

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Jul 20, 2021

Registration: 6:30 AM / Program: 7:00 AM - 8:50 AM Pacific Time

Fees

Member Fee: $79.00
Nonmember Fee: $109.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

Over the past two years, ransomware has surged as a major threat to individuals and organizations of all sizes. To illustrate the threat ransomware is, its’ annual cost to businesses is now estimated at over $8 billion, up from $1 billion in 2016. Against that backdrop, ask yourself “am I at risk?” Of course, the likely answer is “yes”. To reduce this risk, you should participate in this session where you will learn how you can avoid becoming yet another victim of ransomware. The survival of your business may depend on it!

Designed For

All

Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Define “ransomware” and identify how ransomware is disruptive
  • List the major ways ransomware is transmitted
  • Identify key controls you should implement to reduce your ransomware risk

Major Subjects

  • Understanding what ransomware is and how it is transmitted
  • Exploring a variety of high-profile ransomware cases
  • Developing an action plan to reduce your individual and organizational risk