Ransomware remains king in the cybersecurity threat landscape, with organizations continuing to face significant operational, legal, financial and reputational impacts stemming from these complex issues. Join us for an interactive exercise where we will review a fictious, yet realistic, ransomware scenario and discuss the various legal and communications challenges and considerations across the lifecycle of a ransomware event.
Key topics to be discussed:
Ransomware threat landscape
Role of legal counsel in incident response
Incident response do’s and don’ts
Date: March 23, 2023
Jamie Singer | FTI Consulting
At FTI Consulting, Jamie Singer is a Managing Director and co-leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Communications practice. Jamie works closely with leading cybersecurity law firms, insurance companies and forensics providers to assist organizations with strategic communications and reputation management services before, during and after significant cyber incidents. Jamie helps clients prepare for and minimize the reputational impacts stemming from complex, high-visibility data security and privacy issues from ransomware attacks to business email compromises to third-party breaches. She is recognized for her exceptional ability to strategically lead clients through the complexity of a high-impact crisis in a challenging environment with a critical eye on reputation management and responsive crisis communications. Jamie has worked with hundreds of clients navigating cybersecurity and data privacy issues across sectors, including healthcare, financial services, technology, retail, higher education, municipalities, and K-12 school districts.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Jamie was an Executive Vice President and Director of Data Security, Privacy and Crisis Communications at Resolute Strategic Services, where she led the CyberStrategies division. At Resolute, Jamie led communications response on a number of high-profile cybersecurity matters, including one of the largest healthcare breaches in 2021, for a well-known satellite communications company and for a major professional sports franchise. Jamie also spent 7 years at Edelman, where she was a Senior Vice President in the firm’s Crisis & Risk practice and a senior lead in the U.S. Data Security & Privacy Group. During her seven years at Edelman, Jamie led teams in crisis and brand reputation responses for one of the largest airlines in the world, for one of the largest credit card hacks of all time, and for one of the largest insurers in the United States.
Jamie also previously served as the Assistant Director of Internal Communications at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and was a member of the Crisis Communications Practice at Cone Communications in Boston.
Jamie has spoken on data security and privacy crisis communications topics at numerous industry leading events, including NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and the SANS Institute Security Summit. Her contributed articles have also been published in industry trade publications such as Security Magazine.
Jena M. Valdetero | Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jena M. Valdetero serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s U.S. Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice where she advises clients on complex data privacy and security issues. She has led more than 1,000 data breach investigations. A litigator by background, Jena defends companies against privacy and data breach litigation, with an emphasis on class action lawsuits. She has designed and conducted dozens of data breach tabletop exercises to empower clients to respond effectively to a data security incident.
She also counsels companies on data privacy and security compliance programs and advises on privacy and cyber risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and securities. Jena also advises a diverse array of clients on compliance with existing and emerging privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She is a certified privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US), for which she is a former KnowledgeNet Co-Chair.
Assessing cyber security risks and advising on data security incidents
Drafting policies, procedures, and training materials related to data privacy and security compliance
Analyzes privacy and security framework and liabilities of target companies in the sector of mergers and acquisitions
Conducting executive leadership data breach tabletops
I. Ransomware threat landscape | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
II. Role of legal counsel in incident response | 12:10pm – 12:20pm
III. Incident response do’s and don’ts | 12:20pm – 12:35pm
IV. Legal/regulatory considerations | 12:35pm – 12:45pm
V. Communications/reputational considerations | 12:45pm – 1:00pm