SOURCE: Nexsan

July 18, 2017 12:28 ET

Nexsan's Gary Watson, Founder and VP Technical Engagement to Speak at The Knowledge Group's LIVE Webcast

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2017) - Nexsan, a global leader in unified storage systems, and The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, have announced today that Gary Watson, Founder and VP Technical Engagement, Nexsan will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled Ransomware is Here to Stay: Tips & Tactics for Your Best Defense Against Attacks." This one-hour event is scheduled on August 8, 2017@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT)

Event Summary:

In the previous year, various organizations have been plagued by ransomware attacks which have brought devastating consequences on industries. Ransomware is a type of malicious computer virus designed by cybercriminals to immobilize users from accessing their systems by encrypting their infected data, until a ransom is paid. What is even more alarming is not just the rapid proliferation of this extortionate hacking, but its relentless evolution putting larger and more profitable businesses and institutions in great ordeal.

Recent surveys also show that these ransomware attacks will continue to grow as cybercriminals are getting more aggressive in developing new and sophisticated threats. Thus, it is imperative for companies to remain vigilant and proactive in setting up new security and back-up mechanisms that can easily detect and prevent these attacks. It also pays to reassess their policies and procedures in place to fend off regulatory and operational risks.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues with respect to the increasing risks brought by ransomware. Speakers will also share helpful insights and practical tips on how to develop best defense strategies against ransomware attacks.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

Ransomware - An Overview
Recent and Notable Ransomware Incidents
Legal and Operational Risks
Latest Trends and Developments
Ransomware Detection and Protection
Best Defense Strategies and Practices

"As we've seen from recent attacks, cybercriminals are getting much more dangerous in their ability to quickly spread havoc around the world," said Gary Watson, VP Technical Engagement, Nexsan. "Organizations need a comprehensive plan to ensure they will not get caught by ransomware and forced to pay while hoping to get their systems back. It is imperative for businesses to take measures to safeguard their data from corruption and deletion, and therefore immunize themselves against ransomware."

About Gary Watson

Gary co-founded Nexsan in 1999 and is currently its VP of Technical Engagement. An experienced speaker, with an extensive career, Gary's talks are best described as being ahead of the curve, highly technical, and containing revolutionary industry insight, warnings to be heeded, and lessons to be implemented. When Gary isn't working on technology you can find him trying to finish one of his screenplay projects.

About Nexsan

Nexsan™ is leading the way in redefining unified storage. The company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of our customers. Nexsan Unity™ is one of the first enterprise-class unified storage solutions to incorporate secure file sync and share in a single platform. Nexsan Unity Active Archive delivers secure archive storage for the most compliant of industries and our renowned E-Series is the storage backbone of many data centers around the world due to its high performance, reliable, high density storage. Nexsan is headquartered in Campbell, CA.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

Contact Information

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