Cyber extortion is on the rise, and the public sector is particularly vulnerable. A study conducted by a leading cybersecurity threat management firm reported that state and local government networks are twice as likely as their commercial counterparts to be infected with either ransomware or malware.
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Why are ransomware perpetrators increasingly setting their sights on the public sector? First, many agencies and public institutions rely on legacy systems that are challenged to meet all of today’s cybersecurity threats. Second, the proliferation of devices and technology platforms, including smartphones, tablets and mobile apps, are giving hackers more points of entry into public sector networks. Are you prepared for such an attack?
Join Bil Harmer, Strategist, Office of the CISO, Zscaler Inc., for a compelling webcast highlighting how ransomware can impact your organization and steps you can take to secure your network and systems.
Bil will also cover:
- How ransomware has evolved
- Lessons learned from recent attacks
- Why cloud sandboxing is so important
- Tips for mitigating ransomware
For more information about Zscaler, go to www.zscaler.com
Bil Harmer leads Zscaler’s Office of the CISO for the Americas, where he advises organizations on best practices for implementing cloud-based cybersecurity solutions. A veteran of the IT industry, he has helped startups, governments, and financial institutions design and implement security programs. Bil pioneered the use of the SAS70 coupled with ISO, to create a trusted security audit methodology used by the SaaS industry. A highly sought-after speaker, Bil frequently presents on security and privacy-related topics at conferences such as RSA, ISSA, GrrCon and the Cloud Security Alliance.