The Threat Continues To Rise:
Preparing for Ransomware Attacks

The Threat Continues To Rise: Preparing for Ransomware Attacks

Or join us in person at The Shard, London

Wednesday 30 March, 2022
Live Stream: 10:30 – 11:30am (UK Time) + 30 min. Q&A
Hosted Encore: 12:00 – 1:00pm (EST)

CLDigital thought leadership events are for consultants, BCM business leaders, risk and security professionals, as well as technology experts. If you are involved in preventing or responding to a cyber-attack this is an event not to be missed. We will be examining cyber threats from different perspectives allowing for great real world case studies that can provide colour for your next board presentation and inform enterprise strategy.

Preparing for the worst

For more than two decades, cybercrime has evolved alongside advancements in computer technology. A series of viruses and other malicious programs, such as ransomware, have led to widespread disruption and damage that costs the global economy billions of dollars every year. Security experts predict that these trends will continue to worsen as technological progress accelerates, making cybersecurity one of the most pressing issues facing businesses today.

We have three speakers who are each immersed in assisting and guiding their clients through ransomware threats. They will unpack the lessons learnt and help us better understand what needs to be done.

Alex Sagovsky, Director, Crisis Management and Cyber Resilience, PwC UK will set the scene by explaining the nature and scale of the challenge presented by cybercrime, the approaches taken during a typical ransomware attack, and the possible outcomes. He will explain how you can best prepare to respond to a successful attack, and thereby help to prevent your organisation from being returned to a pre-IT era for weeks or even months. The stakes could hardly be higher.

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Kate Brader, Managing Director at FTI Consulting, a crisis communication specialist, will move us into a post-attack world and how best to respond if, despite our best efforts, the attack is successful. Global corporations have learned that a successful ransomware attack on one part of their organisation cannot be isolated — it compromises the reputation of the brand as a whole. Few are better positioned than Kate to explain how.

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To conclude, Mark Saunders, Information Security Consultant, STORM Guidance will assume the worst. Our defences have been breached, our response has either failed or been insufficient, and we are left with just two choices: rebuild our systems over quite possibly months or negotiate. Many consider that this is not a time for morality to hold sway so if negotiation is the choice, and it often is, how is it best conducted in order to minimise cost but expedite a rapid return to normality.This final topic is most certainly not for the fainthearted.

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How Can I Attend?

In-person: The Shard, London

Live Broadcast: 10:30 – 11:30am (UK Time)

Hosted Encore Presentation: 5:00 – 6:00pm (UK Time)

The event will run from 10:30am to 11:30am (UK time) on 30 March, 2022, followed by a 30 minute question-the-panel for those able to stay on.

For those attending the live event, the venue is:

Floor 24
The Shard
London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG

Seats in the room will be strictly limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For those attending remotely the Zoom Webinar details will be sent out on registration.