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Tuesday, October 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ransomware Attacks Against Schools: The Threat & What Can be Done

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Ransomware attacks against schools continue to be a threat and one that is not being adequately addressed. With reduced state and local budgets the threat may not be able to be addressed. This panel will provide an overview of the ransomware threat, why schools are such an attractive target, and what can be done in the short term and long term to address this challenge.

Charles Carmakal SVP and CTO, Mandiant
Harlan Greer, Senior Cybersecurity and Counterterrorism Advisor for Senator Maggie Hassan
Chris Abbey, Incident Handler Manager, Red Canary
Gautam Sethi, CIO, Fairfax County Public Schools
Moderator: Allan Liska, Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future

Moderators
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Allan Liska

Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future
Allan Liska has been writing about ransomware for over half a decade. As a security researcher for Recorded Future he has seen first-hand the damage ransomware attacks can cause and also seen how these ransomware actors operate and communicate with each other. He has regularly appeared... Read More →

Speakers
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Harlan Greer

Minority Staff Director of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee, HSGAC
Harlan Geer is the Minority Staff Director of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC).  In this capacity, he serves as the manager of subcommittee staff for the Ranking Member... Read More →
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Chris Abbey

Incident Handler Manager, Red Canary
Chris Abbey is an experienced cybersecurity leader and analyst with a penchant for following his heart in volunteering and mentoring. His diverse background includes work in the federal, education, and financial services sectors, where he has honed skills in threat and vulnerability... Read More →
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Gautam Sethi

CIO, Fairfax County Public Schools
Gautam Sethi has over 18 years of Information Technology experience. He started work as a technology consultant for Verizon and Johnson & Johnson prior to joining the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), the largest school system in the US. It was at NYCDOE he discovered... Read More →
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Charles Carmakal

SVP & CTO, Mandiant
Charles Carmakal, SVP and CTO, is one of FireEye Mandiant’s leading incident response experts.  He oversees a team that has helped over a thousand organizations respond to complex security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments, organized criminals, and political hacktivists... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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