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Aon Cyber Solutions Webinar Recording – Preventing Ransomware Attacks: What You Need to Know

Release Date: October 2020

Ransomware has emerged as the major cyber threat affecting professional service firms in 2020. As we approach Q4, several studies have been published by insurers and cybersecurity specialists that have highlighted the dramatic increases in these attacks since 2019 (300% increase) and even since Q1 2020 (150% increase).

A highly-publicized attack against a New York law firm demanded a ransom of USD 42 million and several other Professional Service firms have faced demands in the USD 15 million – USD 20 million range.

This webinar gives an overview of the ransomware threat environment and proven strategies for countering it and maintaining resilience. The presenters focus on the architecture of resilience, which strategies are most effective, and explore available defensive technologies in broader context.

The webinar is valuable to non-IT and IT professionals alike:

  • Non-IT professionals will gain insight into the threats, the strategies that are used to counter and contain those threats and how defenses are layered
  • IT professionals will hear what technologies, implementations and architectures are effective against the threat in the real world
  • Both will find an outline of a resilience model that is easy to understand and against which the firm’s own strategies and incident response/continuity plans can be evaluated

Access the webinar recording here.


To discuss any of the topics raised in this article, please contact Tom Ricketts.

Tom Ricketts
Senior Vice President and Cyber Risk Leader
New York