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Law Firms and the Scourge of Ransomware: How to Prevent, Detect, Respond, and Recover

March 15, 2021
Web Seminar

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Presented 3/15/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-03-15

BitDefender’s Mid-Year Threat Landscape Report 2020 showed that ransomware attacks were seven times more prevalent in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. Today’s ransomware often steals your confidential data before its encryption. Frequently, we now see two ransoms demanded, one for the decryption key and one for a promise (because cybercriminals are so honorable) to destroy your data. Many law firms are paying, sometimes because they have cyberinsurance and paying is cheaper than being inoperative for an extended period of time. How do law firms get ransomware? How can they defend against it? If stricken, how should they handle the attack? Should you pay the ransomware? Is it illegal to pay the ransomware? Spoiler alert: Sometimes it is. How do you recover from a ransomware attack? Our experts will offer chilling stories of law firms crippled by ransomware along with tips for defending against and responding to ransomware.


Featured Topics

  • Overview of Ransomware Attacks
  • Prevention and Detection of Ransomware
  • Defending Your Firm
  • Response and Recovery If You Are the Victim of a Ransomware Attack

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Faculty

Sharon D. Nelson, Fairfax, VA

Sharon D. Nelson is a practicing attorney and the president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. She is a past president of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association and the Fairfax Law Foundation. She a co-author of 18 books published by the ABA. snelson@senseient.com


John W. Simek, Fairfax, VA

John W. Simek is vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a nationally known expert in the area of digital forensics. He and Sharon provide managed legal technology, managed cybersecurity and digital forensics services from their Fairfax, Virginia firm. jsimek@senseient.com.


The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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The Law Firms and the Scourge of Ransomware: How to Prevent, Detect, Respond, and Recover web seminar takes place Monday, March 15, 2021, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on March 14, 2021.

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