Legal Talk Network Posts New Digital Detectives – Ransomware Surges: What Law Firms Need to Know
November 19, 2020
Ransomware Surges: What Law Firms Need to Know
Attorney and cybersecurity expert Ted Kobus addresses the rapid increase in ransomware incidents in 2020 and explains what law firms should do in the event of an attack.
Throughout 2020, ransomware has increased rapidly in both the number of incidents and the ransom amounts paid, and current data shows no foreseeable slowdown. As these ransom demands continue to surge, what do lawyers need to know if they fall victim to an attack?
Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with Ted Kobus about how threat actors in these incidents typically operate, what usually happens to ransomed data, and what law firms should do and not do in the event of an attack.
Ted Kobus is a partner and the firmwide chair of BakerHostetler’s Digital Assets and Data Management Group.
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