June 2021 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Virtual Meeting

By June 16, 2021 Events, MCSA Meeting

Ransomware is Everywhere: What Does This Mean for Your Organization?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Both the number and size of ransomware incidents continue to increase significantly, with The New York Times reporting that related attacks now occur approximately every eight minutes. It’s a seemingly vicious cycle as ransomware payments support a working business model and prop up the industry by supplying more cash to reinvest in the launch of new ransoms.

Now, in addition to broadly targeting businesses of all types and sizes across every industry and location, ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure are also trending – for example, in the case of the recent Colonial Pipeline and JBS incidents – turning a question of corporate security posture and cyber defense into one of national security and policy as well. What does this all mean for your organization?

Join us for the next Midwest Cyber Security Alliance virtual meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021, for insights and tips on how to prepare your organization for – and ultimately respond to – these increasing attacks. Presenters from Foley and fellow co–sponsors Aon and Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, will discuss:

  • The changing cyber insurance market;
  • Evolving legal considerations surrounding ransomware attacks, including whether you can pay a ransom;
  • Public exposure strategies;
  • Supply chain considerations;
  • Risk mitigation and incident response best practices; and
  • Public and private sector collaborations to disrupt and deter ransomware actors at the federal, state, and local levels.

To register, please click on the RSVP button below. There is no fee to attend this event, but advance registration is required.


NOTE: MCSA meetings are currently being hosted virtually until it is safe to gather in person again. While we miss connecting with everyone from the scenic 40th floor of our Milwaukee office, we are glad to be able to expand participation to our colleagues and peers located outside of the Milwaukee–Chicago corridor!


Jennifer L. Urban, CIPP/US

Partner, Cybersecurity Practice
Foley & Lardner LLP

Christopher Swift

Partner, Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice

Foley & Lardner LLP

Chetan (Che) Bhatia

Vice President, Aon Cyber Solutions
Stroz Friedberg

Stephanie Dingman, CPCU, CIC, ARM

Managing Director, Cyber Solutions


3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Q&A and Networking

Event Co-sponsors

About MCSA

The Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (MCSA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaboration of individuals, businesses, government entities, and professional firms advocating for more effective cybersecurity solutions. MCSA’s mission is data privacy and security through education, specifically, cyber preparedness and security awareness. The organization is a meeting place for all cybersecurity stakeholders, in every industry, to collaborate on current cyber threats as well as cyber defenses and strategies.

Continuing Education

Continuing legal education (CLE) credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE Credits by the State Bar of California. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. To be eligible for CLE credit, you will need to be logged into the meeting for the full duration of the live event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Your first and last names must also be entered upon joining the meeting and displayed throughout the program. Additionally, you will need to complete and return the Attorney Affirmation Form that will be made available.

This program may be eligible for continuing privacy education (CPE) credit toward CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and/or CRISC certifications and maintenance. Please visit the ISACA website to review the specific CPE requirements for your certification and verify whether the topic(s) addressed in this program align with one or more of your certification’s job practice areas: CISACISMCGEITCRISC. If determined to be eligible, an ISACA Verification of Attendance form will be made available for self–reporting purposes.