360 Degrees of a Ransomware Attack: Decision Points in Defense, Response and Mitigation

Ransomware attacks are among the most costly and disruptive of cybersecurity threats, estimated to cost victims billions of dollars each year. Join InfraGard San Diego and The Wall Street Journal as they take a 360° look into the dynamics of an unfolding attack and the decisions taking place at the highest levels of corporate leadership. From initial discovery, incident response and legal considerations to engaging the FBI, managing cyber insurance, and evaluating the risks/benefits of paying, private sector ransomware experts will address the threat from these angles, while the FBI will describe its tools, capabilities and authority in dealing with ransomware attacks. We’ll also cover new guidance from the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control regarding sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments.

This webinar will be valuable for all professionals seeking to better understand, prepare for and recover from the modern ransomware attack.


  • Rob Sloan, Research Director, WSJ Pro at The Wall Street Journal
  • Eric Friedberg, Co-Founder and Co-President, Stroz Friedberg, and Member, New York State Cyber Advisory Board
  • Justine Phillips, Attorney, Data Privacy and Security Practice, SheppardMullin and Vice President, InfraGard San Diego
  • Chris Christopherson, Special Agent, Cyber Criminal Division, FBI San Diego