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Date and Time

October 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category

Web Conference


Irene Fisher


Lisa O'Connell


Ransomware continues to be one of the fastest growing cyber-attacks, with a 62% year-over-year increase. What is your company doing in advance of a ransomware attack to mitigate the damage? Are you proactively working with your legal team to ensure that contracts and clauses include business partners or cloud providers?

Join us for this session on ransomware where we will be focusing on how you can protect your organization from an attack while preparing for the worst. Discussion topics include:

  • Legal challenges of ransomware
  • Regulatory issues around ransomware
  • Questions you should be asking of your ransomware insurers
  • What policies you should have in place
  • The risks associated with not paying the ransom
  • The legal risks associated with paying the ransom
  • Using an escrow agent

This session will reinforce the steps you need to take before and after a ransomware attack.


Henry Nduka Onyiah

Henry Nduka Onyiah is a consultant whose expertise is in the area of data privacy/protection & information security from the governance, risk and compliance perspective.

For over a decade, he has worked in collaboration with cross-functional teams across complete lifecycles for a portfolio of data privacy/protection & information security related projects within the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region to manage stakeholders at senior management level, provide subject matter expertise on data privacy/protection & information security especially from the perspective of privacy by design/default as well as advise on risk and the effectiveness of mitigating controls.

He undertook postgraduate studies in the Information Security Group and the Department of Law & Criminology at the Royal Holloway University of London, England and Aberystwyth University, Wales respectively, in the United Kingdom. He holds and maintains several professional certifications, amongst which include the International Association of Privacy Professional’s (IAPP) Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) & Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) as well as the Information Systems Auditing & Control Association’s (ISACA) Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). He is also involved in advocacy and research involving the analysis of risks to privacy arising from ‘emerging’ technology which aims to highlight issues that may undermine respective legislative and regulatory data privacy/protection frameworks as well as cause harms to the fundamental right to privacy of individuals.

Aside enjoying the company of his wife and son, especially given the improved opportunities to achieve better work-life balance in a post pandemic world, he enjoys struggling to develop the consistency required to reduce his golf handicap as well as reading and travelling. He also actively supports charity work especially within the Province of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.

See Henry Nduka Onyiah‘s full profile.


Mark D. Rasch – Of Counsel, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

Mark Rasch is a lawyer and computer security and privacy expert and a lawyer in Bethesda, Maryland and a Professor of Cyberlaw and Cyber-crime at George Washington University School of Law.

Rasch’s career spans more than 35 years of corporate and government cybersecurity, computer privacy, regulatory compliance, computer forensics and incident response. Earlier in his career, Rasch was with the U.S. Department of Justice where he led the department’s efforts to investigate and prosecute cyber and high-technology crime, starting the computer crime unit within the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, efforts which eventually led to the creation of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division.  He was responsible for various high-profile computer crime prosecutions, including Kevin Mitnick, Kevin Poulsen and Robert Tappan Morris.

Mark is a frequent commentator in the media on issues related to information security and is the author of hundreds of articles about the Internet, Internet privacy, hacking, cryptocurrency, blockchain and ransomware.

See Mark D. Rasch‘s full profile.

Suzanne Gorman – Vice President, Information Security and Risk Management Evangelist, Global Learning Systems

Vice President, Information Security, and Risk Management Evangelist at Global Learning Systems. Suzanne is well known for designing and implementing comprehensive information security programs, with an emphasis on security awareness training. She holds both CISSP and CRISC certifications. Suzanne has spent most of her 35+year career on Wall Street leading large Information Security teams. Suzanne was an active contributor to numerous government councils and advisory committees, she worked on government initiatives at both state and federal levels. Suzanne has served as the Chairperson of the Financial Services Information Sharing Analysis Center (FS/ISAC) and ISAC Council. She has testified before Congress on “Cybersecurity for The Homeland.” Information Security Magazine honored Suzanne with a “Women of Vision” award naming her one of the top 25 most influential women in the information security industry. Network World also named Suzanne one of “The 50 Most Powerful People in Networking” and “Top 100 Women Leaders of Tampa for 2022.”

See Suzanne Gorman‘s full profile.

ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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