November 10, 2016

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Lisa Doerner



Ransomware: Information & Prevention
Presented by Digital Rochester's Technology Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG)
Rochester, NYDigital Rochester is hosting Ransomware: Information & Prevention on Thursday, November 17 at Locust Hill Country Club. Speakers will cover what individuals and organizations need to know about Ransomware, as well as how to protect against and respond to attacks.
Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computer systems, restricting access to those systems and data until a ransom is paid. It is quickly becoming a global phenomenon, impacting individuals and businesses including healthcare facilities and hospitals worldwide. This year has seen a large increase in the number and complexity of incidents, with some losses running into hundreds and millions of dollars.
Experts will present on the following topics:
  • What is Ransomware? - John D. Flory III, Partner/VP, TAG Solutions
  • How to Protect Against Ransomware - Jim Nelson, Chief Information Security Officer, Innovative Solutions
  • How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack - Bud (Rolin) Peets, VP/Chief Information Officer, Gatehouse Media
  • How to Deal with the Aftermath of a Ransomware Attack from a Legal Perspective - Kevin Saunders, Counsel, Nixon Peabody
Tickets are $35 for non-members and $20 for members. To register for the event, go to:



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Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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