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Ransomware: How to Plan for and Manage the Risk to Your Institution

Presented by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law


July 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HSE's F. Paul Greene, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, chair of the firm's Privacy and Data Security practice, will be the guest speaker at an upcoming webinar presented by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law.

Session overview: 
The risk of ransomware is rising in all industries, but especially in higher education. Given its widely-distributed networks and unique user base, higher education presents a target-risk environment for ransomware attackers, as well as a host of regulatory, operational, and public relations risks that can be catastrophic for an institution.

Before the new academic year begins, institutions must assess the risk that ransomware poses and are best served if they plan in advance for the challenges they face. These risks and challenges include: navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape surrounding a ransomware attack, how best to preserve the attorney-client privilege in relation to your ransomware response, staffing and training your institution’s incident response team, and interacting with your insurance carrier.

F. Paul Greene, Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, will address these issues and share real-world experience on how higher education institutions have survived and even thrived through ransomware incidents. F. Paul will provide practical advice on how best to manage often-competing regulatory concerns, and how to motivate disparate institutional teams to work together to minimize the aftereffects of an attack.

CLE credit is available.

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