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Are You Prepared for a Ransomware or Business Email Compromise Attack?

18 May 2017


  • Foley & Lardner LLP
    777 East Milwaukee Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306


4:30 p.m. Networking and Cocktails
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

Contact Information

Allison Jones

Foley Partner Jennifer Rathburn, member of the firm’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice, will present at the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance meeting held in the Foley Milwaukee office on May 18, 2017. Foley is pleased to co-host this event with 4Discovery and HALOCK Security Labs.

Ransomware and business email compromise attacks can have a catastrophic impact on your business. These incidents are increasing in their sophistication and frequency. In fact, ransomware incidents alone increased by nearly 500% last year. Business email compromise threats have transitioned from the basements of annoying hackers to well-organized and sophisticated criminal enterprises that are engaged in W-2 theft scams, accounts payable fraud, and increasingly nasty ransomware variants. The business impact can be serious: business interruption, regulatory and legal ramifications, and reputational harm. Join the experts at the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance as we explore these alarming trends. Our experts will review:

  • Emerging legal issues, including what your Board and C-Suite need to understand about the risks of these attacks
  • Best practices for responding to these attacks
  • Real-world case studies
  • Practical ideas for preventing ransomware and business email incidents


Jennifer L. Rathburn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP


Chad Gough, Co-Founder and Partner, 4Discovery
Terry Kurzynski, Founder and Senior Partner, HALOCK Security Labs

The presentation and discussion will be preceded by networking and cocktails.

There is no fee to attend this event, but advance registration is required. Please let us know if you can attend by clicking here.


Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

Important Information for New York Attorneys: This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.


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: CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC. If determined to be eligible, you may pick up a copy of the ISACA Verification of Attendance form onsite during the program.