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Ransomware: A 360 Degree Response

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Deadline to Register: September 11, 2016

In this CLE, you will discover how Ransomware works and what you can do to prevent and mitigate its effects! At this comprehensive seminar, you will learn about hardening your IT processes, the elements you need to set up a security program to cover the entire organization (it's not just IT), and how you can leverage cyber-liability insurance products to shift monetary risks in the event you are hit!

The program will be presented by a panel of experts who are well-versed in defending against, and responding to, Ransomware attacks.
Key learning points:
1.  An 8-step IT security program to serve as the front-line protection for cyber-risks;
2.  Key components to an organization-wide security program that works with the IT program to mitigate the human element to security risks and complies with the law; and
3.  Types of insurance coverages available to mitigate the financial impact of a security event.
Over 73% of business have fallen victim to cybercrime. Equip yourself with the tools to be proactive in a reactive world!


Emily Duke, Esq. | Managing Member, CyberSmart Law (a division of Duke Law Office)
Emily is the founder of CyberSmart® Law, a specialized law firm focusing on the needs of small and medium-sized companies in the areas of legal data protection obligations, data risk and breaches, and protection of trade secrets.  Emily consults with organizations to understand their vulnerabilities and compliance gaps, and take steps to mitigate their risk of experiencing data breaches, business interruption, or insider theft.   Emily is an adjunct professor, teaching cyber-security law at the University of Minnesota Law School, and teaching data breach liability and cyber-crimes at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Certificate Program. 

Before becoming a lawyer, Emily worked for Fortune 100 companies such as General Electric Transportation Systems, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and General Motors.  Emily received her J.D. in 1994 from Harvard Law School and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University.

Kris Krishnan | Integrator, Networked Guidance 2.0 (NG2)
Kris is an international leader and visionary who sets the course for organizational growth and transformation.  He has had over 35 years of experience in Corporate America including over 15 years in the C Suite.  His experience includes being Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and finally Chief Financial Officer.  Kris’s career has been shaped by a strong business acumen and excellent financial stewardship; he is calculative and methodical in assessing risk and opportunity.   During times of organizational change, Kris excels at identifying growth opportunities and restructuring organizations to improve profitability and increase enterprise valuations. 

Kris has been instrumental in leading ways to mitigate and minimize corporate risk.  Currently he is an ‘Integrator” with NG2, an IT company.  NG2 helps organizations in IT to help mitigate the risk of cyber crime.

Adam Sartor | Services Manager, NG2 
Adam Sartor is an IT professional with 14 years of experience in the industry. He currently works as the services manager at NG2 and is responsible for managing the delivery of IT services to their customers. Adam has worked in all levels of the IT organization and has a broad technical background. Prior to holding the services manager role, Adam was a consultant and provided hands-on support and configuration of servers, systems, and networks. 

Adam graduated from the University of St. Thomas and currently lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Eric Simmons | Senior Vice President, Christensen Group
Eric has spent his career in the insurance industry specializing in the areas of Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary and Professional Liability, including Cyber and Data Privacy Liability for clients ranging from small non-profits to fortune 500 companies.  In 2007, Eric joined Christensen Group to grow its Executive Risk and Professional Liability practice.  Eric takes a consultative approach to working with clients on how to most effectively mitigate risk, manage cost and proactively forecast based on each client’s unique exposures.

Eric grew up in Minneapolis and graduated with a degree in finance from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio).  Eric holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.  He lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and two children.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 225845


Section Member:  FREE
MSBA Member but not member of the Computer and Technology Law Section:   $15
Non-MSBA Member:  $35
Law Student: FREE

Join the Computer and Technology Law Section and attend the CLE for FREE!
MSBA Members who are not members of the Computer and Technology Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your MSBA membership and then contact Tamara Patton  | 612-278-6329 to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Participation by teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate remote participation when registering.  Instructions will be sent via email one day prior to the CLE.

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