Ransomware has quickly and effectively become one of the greatest cybersecurity threats facing businesses and general users alike. According to the FBI, ransomware threat made $209M in the first quarter of 2016 and they predict that it will exceed $1B for the year. This year, successful attacks targeting law firms, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations have already netted massive returns for cybercriminals. We'll detail real-time ransomware cases and discuss how emerging ransomware variants will impact the legal services industry.
Mark Sangster is a Vice President Strategic Marketing at eSentire and an industry security strategist. Mark is a cybersecurity evangelist who has spent significant time researching and speaking about peripheral factors influencing the way legal firms integrate cybersecurity into their day-to-day operations. Mark's 20-year career was established with industry giants like Intel, BlackBerry, and Cisco. At BlackBerry, he worked on the first secure devices for government agencies and has continued to build mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory agencies in key sectors ever since. Mark's experience unites a strong technical aptitude with an intuitive understanding of regulatory agencies.