Cybersecurity Threats for Education - A New Global Frontier

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Center for Digital Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Palo Alto Networks

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On a daily basis, organizations are targeted by cybersecurity threats. While these threats occur throughout the world, half of ransomware detections occur in the U.S. Today, the internet of everything, mobile devices, underfunded/staffed IT organizations and a critical lack of trained cybersecurity professionals are combining to make things more difficult. As ransomware attacks become more prevalent and the effectiveness of phishing attempts become more sophisticated, all but the largest IT organizations are fortunate if they can keep pace. We know cyber attackers are becoming more refined and are searching for new ways to make a profit. Thanks to advances in attack distribution, anonymous payments, reliably encrypting and decrypting data, ransomware attacks are rising dramatically. Understanding the dangers of ransomware, and how to prevent them, has never has been more important. SPEAKERS: Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the CIO & Vice Provost for Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brad Duncan, Unit 42 Threat Expert, Palo Alto Networks MODERATOR: Jim Jorstad, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education Please join the Center for Digital Education, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Palo Alto Networks for this informative on demand webinar to learn more about these challenges and to gain focused advice to help you combat one of the biggest obstacles every IT organization is facing. Topics will include: •The three key steps to protect against ransomware: preparation, prevention, and response •New attack strategies and what to do about them •Combatting new forms of cryptolocker and other ransomware •Myths of ransomware

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