Practicing Digital Self-Defense and Preparation

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Practicing Digital Self-Defense and Preparation

August 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Practicing Digital Self-Defense and Preparation

Even as the world’s attention was focused on the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, hackers were busy launching ransomware attacks against schools, hospitals, and municipalities, among other targets. Such attacks are expected to be even more widespread as time goes by.

Traditional ransomware defense, such as malware detection systems and backups, are good first steps, but they lack the complete protection needed. Attackers have evolved their methods to target not just production data, but to attempt to delete or encrypt backups as well.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Prevention
    • Employee training and development
    • File sharing protocols and limitations
    • Spam filters, firewalls, and file scanning
    • Software and patches
    • Migration from unsupported environments
  • Preparation
    • Data breach plan
    • Developing manual work arounds
    • Backups
    • Testing the restore process of the backups
    • Capability to isolate infected devices quickly
    • Capability to segregate infected and non-infected devices
    • Capability to shut down environments quickly
  • Helpful Resources




Richard Long is one of MHA’s practice team leaders for Technology and Disaster Recovery related engagements. He has been responsible for the successful execution of MHA business continuity and disaster recovery engagements in industries such as Energy & Utilities, Government Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Risk Management, Travel & Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Education. Prior to joining MHA, Richard held Senior IT Director positions at PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and has been a senior leader across all disciplines of IT. He has successfully led international and domestic disaster recovery, technology assessment, crisis management, and risk mitigation engagements.



August 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Business continuity consulting for today’s leading companies.

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