Beware Ransomware: Learning from the University of Calgary Ransomware Case

The Conference Board of Canada, June 20, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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The landscape of cyber threats is constantly changing. Organizations are now tasked with monitoring their people, process and technology to ensure a seamless defense against potential threats. Ransomware is one of the newest forms of cyber breach, enabling criminals to extort money from an organization by holding organization data ransom.

This past year, The University of Calgary was victim to a Ransomware attack, for which it paid $20,000 in order to regain access to their own organizational data.

Webinar Highlights

In this 60-minute webinar, Linda Dalgetty, Vice-President of Finance and Services at the University of Calgary will provide participants with a clear background on the ransomware case. She’ll detail the lessons learned from the situation, and how it has changed organizational culture within the university.

From this session, participants will better understand:

  • How ransomware works,
  • The organizational impacts and responses of such a threat,
  • How to prevent a future ransomware attack.

About Linda

Photo of Linda DalgettyLinda Dalgetty was appointed vice-president (finance and services) at the University of Calgary in July 2014. Linda is responsible for a large portfolio that includes finance, human resources, information technology, risk, and the office of the internal auditor. She is the university’s chief financial officer and helps the university pursue the Eyes High strategic direction by working closely and collaboratively with members of the university’s leadership teams to make informed, responsible and innovative decisions that optimize the use of university resources. Linda joined the University of Calgary with more than 20 years of broad-based North American and international finance, information technology and business experience. Linda is active in the community, regularly volunteering both locally and abroad.

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