- What is ransomware and how it works
- Prevention techniques to secure your environment
- Regulatory and/or contractual exposure you may face with ransomware attacks
- How to investigate and report a ransomware to your customers, state and federal agencies
Demand for ransomware payments has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as cyber actors target networks that organizations rely on to continue conducting business. Nowhere is this threat more evident than the health care sector.
The economic and reputational impacts of ransomware incidents have also proven challenging for health care organizations large and small. Ransomware incidents have become more destructive and impactful and just recently, in October of 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory highlighting the sanctions associated with ransomware payments. The OFAC advisory now calls into question the availability of certain ransomware response options.
Securing the future from ransomware attacks will require a renewed focus on risk management, cybersecurity and legal review in both the short and long term. Your compliance requirements may not have changed but the ransomware threats have. Your cybersecurity program should be robust enough to combat new ransomware attacks, new technologies should be used to do more with less, and the right risk mitigation strategy should be in place to protect your organization from unnecessary risk.
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The speakers include:
Bill Dillon is managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of Health Care law. He is also certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in the area of corporate compliance (CHC) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Section (CIPP/US). Dillon focuses his practice on assisting health care providers and entities to adhere to the complex regulatory requirements of the health care sector. Additionally, he also advises on data privacy and security issues in both the health care and non-health care sectors.
Jonathan K. Osborne is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, investigations and compliance. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan investigated and prosecuted a wide array of criminal violations by companies and individuals. His cases involved allegations of fraud; computer crimes and identity theft; human smuggling; money laundering; narcotics and firearms trafficking; corruption; bribery and extortion; and murder.
Red Team Lead, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman Rossin
Henry Flefel draws upon his computer forensics, information security and ethical hacking skills to help clients enhance their cybersecurity efforts and mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks. An analytical, results-oriented thinker, Flefel specializes in performing a variety of cybersecurity assessments including penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and cyber or threat intelligence gathering. He also has experience in network monitoring, malware analysis, digital forensics and incident response. Flefel assists clients in a range of industries, including financial services, ecommerce retailers, and technology companies.
Principal, Kaufman Rossin
As the Chief Information Security Officer for Kaufman Rossin, Jorge Rey is responsible for the firm’s compliance with federal and state cybersecurity and information privacy laws and regulations. As the Cybersecurity and Compliance Principal, he brings his expertise in cybersecurity and information privacy to the firm’s clients. Rey helps organizations ranging from startups to large public and privately held companies address information security, compliance and IT needs. He is an adjunct faculty member in graduate business and healthcare programs. Jorge serves on the South Florida HIMSS board and is past Chairman of the ARMA Palm Beach Treasure coast.