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To Pay or Not to Pay: The Ransomware Threat and MSPs

Kevin McDonald  (COO & CISO, Alvaka Networks)

Location: Level 3, South Seas Ballroom IJ

Date: Monday, November 1

Time: 1:40pm - 2:15pm

Pass Type: All-Access, MSP Summit Conference

Session Type: Conference Session

Track: Technology & Innovation

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Cybersecurity practitioner, evangelist and maven Kevin B. McDonald will discuss the latest cyberthreats with a heavy emphasis on ransomware and cyber extortion gangs. From history and discovery to containment and remediation, McDonald will frame the obligations, opportunities and liability around ransomware defense, response and remediation. Attack vectors, threat actor groups and variants are growing exponentially in number, complexity and severity. Criminals are getting rich and causing untold havoc for customers, service providers and governments alike. For a society that is obsessed with and deeply reliant on technology, ransomware attacks are an existential threat causing billions in losses while destroying careers and companies. Attendees will hear scenarios of the greatest threats to their clients, organization’s reputation and our country. Increase your awareness of and improve your ability to fight against the greatest threat we face as companies in general and especially as technology service providers. Don't miss this opportunity to get an insider's view of this growing problem.