The Effects of Ransomware Don't End with the Ransom

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Ransomware is back with a vengeance, impacting health care organizations like yours around the globe. While it appeared ransomware cases might be decreasing for a brief time, these incidents rose dramatically over the past year. This increase in malicious activity has serious business ramifications — from increasing downtime to causing revenue loss. Ransomware attacks also can impact a hospital’s ability to treat patients.

In this webinar, the American Hospital Association’s Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk will share an overview of cybersecurity. KnowBe4’s security awareness advocate will cover some of the emerging trends in ransomware. You’ll learn about the recent highly targeted attack vectors and what you can do to prepare before an attack.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The new ways offenders are using ransomware to take control of your network.
  • Best practices for defending against and recovering from ransomware attacks.
  • How to detect potentially threatening phishing and social engineering emails.
  • Actionable steps to take if your organization does become a victim.
  • How to create a “human firewall.”


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Thought Leaders

John Riggi
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk
American Hospital Association (AHA)
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John Riggi, having spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk for the American Hospital Association (AHA) and their 5000+ member hospitals. In this role John serves as a resource nationally to assist members identify and combat cyber and other sources of risk to their organizations. Additionally, John will support the AHA’s policy efforts and Federal agency relations on cyber and other risk related issues. Previously, John led BDO Advisory’s Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Practice. While at the FBI, John served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group. He also led the FBI Cyber national program to develop mission critical partnerships with the health care and other critical infrastructure sectors for the investigation and exchange of information related to national security and criminal-related cyber threats.

James McQuiggan
Security Awareness Advocate
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James is a Security Awareness Advocate for the KnowBe4 Company.  Prior to joining KnowBe4, James worked for Siemens for eighteen years where he was responsible for various roles over that time.  James was the Product & Solution Security Officer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He consulted and supported various corporate divisions on cybersecurity standards, information security awareness and securing product networks.  In addition to his work at Siemens, James is also a part time faculty professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology Division.

Within the Central Florida community, he is the President of the Central Florida (ISC)2 Chapter supporting cybersecurity professionals with meetings, education and networking opportunities. Working with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, James has taught the Safe & Secure Online education and awareness program to over 7,000 students, parents, teachers and the “life experienced” (seniors) to ensure they understand the dangers of the internet. 

James is the father of two teenage daughters and continues to make sure they are safe and secure online while using their smartphones and social media.

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