Karen Painter Randall, Chair of Connell Foley's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, is featured in the article “Ransomware and Other Cyber Threats,” a recap of the second annual University of South Carolina School of Law National Cybersecurity Legal Institute. Karen, who was selected by University of South Carolina to lead their Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, was a featured speaker at and serves as Director of the Cybersecurity Institute.
Co-sponsored by the FBI, the Cybersecurity Institute took an in-depth look at the various risks associated with ransomware, as well as some of the businesses and industries that are seeing increased attacks.
Joining Karen in the full-day presentation were other nationally recognized cybersecurity experts, including:
- Charles “Tod” Eberle IV, an assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the national security and cyber crime section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
- Abigail Oliver, an underwriter of cyber, media, technology, E&O and professional insurance for Ascot Insurance Co.;
- Howard Panensky, a senior broker for cyber product solutions in the FINEX Cyber and E&O practice at Willis Towers Watson;
- John Riggi, a senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association and formerly with the FBI;
- Cindy Starns, a supervisory special agent in cyber and counterintelligence with the FBI;
- Meghan Welch, a complex and specialty claims adjuster at AmTrust North America’s professional liability group; and
- Klint Walker, a regional cybersecurity adviser for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
As highlighted in this article, Karen and her co-presenters discussed topics such as: how much data is being giving away inadvertently; the various industries -- including legal and healthcare -- that have become soft targets for hackers; the prosecution of hackers in the United States and other countries; and developing issues in ransomware insurance coverage.
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