Government, private sector experts at the Symantec Government Symposium to share latest ideas on combatting ransomware

Reston, VA USA - October 17, 2018- Ransomware attacks continue to disrupt technology systems. These attacks take advantage of gaps in network security, forcing institutions- from government to private sector- to either pay a ransom or see their technology systems and operations all but shut down.

While government agencies continue to improve their cyber security systems, ransomware remains a threat. The WannaCry and Petya attacks last year showed the damage these attacks can do if allowed to take root.

How can agencies identify and eliminate vulnerabilities to ransomware? What precautions can be put in place to avoid an attack? What guidelines can be established to ensure continued protection in the long-term? How can information sharing help?

Those will be some of the major questions answered during the “Ransomware: Prevent, Protect, Prevail” session at the Symantec Government Symposium, taking place on October 30 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. This session will feature insight from GRF’s president, Cindy Donaldson, as well as Texas A&M University’s CISO Michael Sardaryzadeh, and Symantec’s Director of Product Management for Security Response, Kevin Haley.

The one-day event will feature more than 45 speakers from across government and industry, covering some of our most pressing cyber challenges, from IT modernization policy and cyber consolidation, to IoT, election security, and critical infrastructure protection.

Read more and register today: https://www.symantecgovsymposium.com/

Chad McAuslin