OMG! We've been hacked!

Updated: Mar 26

Your day just started when your IT Department informs you that the company’s network is compromised by hackers. Just as important, there’s a business-critical data breach of your customers’ sensitive and confidential personal information. You wonder, “How did this happen? How long will it take to recover from this incident? What do I do now?”


Cyber criminals use phishing attempts, malware and ransomware attacks while designing creative ways to outsmart enterprise network protection infrastructure. Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist at ESET, a leading provider of cybersecurity technology, reinforces that reality. “No longer is an attack simply an attachment to an email, but it’s someone sitting in a network, understanding where the sensitive data is, infiltrating that data and encrypting it, and turning off security protocols.”


Once an enterprise network is compromised, the cost to recover from the cyber attack is enormous. “It costs an organization almost $4 million and 280 days to contain [a cyber attack] on average,” says Wynter Deagle, a partner at Troutman & Pepper and expert on privacy and cybersecurity litigation. “The cost can be much greater in sectors like healthcare, where data is regulated,” Wynter added, referring to HIPPA requirements.


As a subject matter expert in data privacy regulation, Wynter is intimately familiar with the obligations imposed on enterprises when they fall victim to a hacker and the personal data of consumers is exposed. Wynter and Tony will share their expertise at the March 2, 2021 virtual program “OMG! We’ve been hacked! Protect Against Cybersecurity Attacks” hosted by Athena at 5:00 pm PT.


During the virtual program, FBI Special Agent Amy Poling will also address how enterprises should report a network compromise and data breach. Amy will share resources that help law enforcement agencies conduct thorough investigations. These resources can also support enterprises in their process to recover from cyber incidents.


Nearly every company has been hacked, ransomed, or digitally compromised, knowingly or not. Education and awareness are the best defense against hacking, phishing, and malware attacks. Learn from experts Tony Anscombe, Wynter Deagle, and Amy Poling, as they share their knowledge on the best practices to prepare, plan, respond, and protect enterprise networks from infiltration and data breaches by hackers. Maggie Lowe, Director of IT at Agena Bioscience, will moderate the panel discussion.


Register here for Athena’s virtual program “OMG! We’ve been hacked! Protect Against Cybersecurity Attacks” on Tuesday, March 2 at 5:00 pm PT.



SHIRLEY YAGER is Director, Business Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development & Growth @Qualcomm

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