Data Privacy Team to Present Webinar on Ransomware Threat Groups’ Impact on Cybersecurity Industry

Los Angeles, Calif. (September 9, 2022) – Data Privacy Partners Allen Sattler, Jason Cherry, and Donna Maddux will present a webinar on ransomware threat groups on September 29 at 9:00 a.m. PT, with guest speaker Chris Ballod, Managing Director of Cyber Risk at Kroll.

In the informative 60-minute presentation titled “Parade of Evils: Old School Threat Actors and Their Influence on Today’s Cyber Security,” this team will highlight the differences between some of the most notorious ransomware threat groups and their unique methods of exploiting victim organizations. These experts will discuss how the early threat groups impacted the cybersecurity industry, which evolved to address the significant challenges posed by these criminal gangs.

Further, the speakers will explain how early threat groups have influenced contemporary ransomware attackers who are now developing their own variations of earlier exploitation techniques, which present new challenges to the cybersecurity and insurance industry. By understanding the successes, failures, and influences of the original threat groups, carriers can understand the current threats and means to mitigate risks. This discussion will also highlight the current issues to resolving and restoring an insured’s position after an incident has occurred and the necessity to reduce ongoing losses.

Mr. Sattler is a Vice-Chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, and centers his practice on technology issues involving data breaches and privacy violations. He regularly advises and defends companies concerning their obligations pursuant to breach notification laws, privacy laws, and regulatory investigations, and has handled numerous cases resulting from data security and privacy liability events.

Mr. Cherry provides legal counsel and representation for data privacy issues, which includes the identification of protected-data, application of statutory requirements for specific types of data and industries, facilitation of security measures and access controls for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of protected-data, risk management, and lawful response and mandatory notifications for data leaks or breaches. 

Ms. Maddux has extensive experience prosecuting a variety of crimes, including wire fraud, healthcare fraud, and money laundering. She has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Oregon and has managed multi-agency investigative teams and worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Learn more about this webinar and register here.

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