Ransomware: Where Do We Go From Here?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: February 12, 2021
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  • The purpose of the program is to provide listeners with an understanding of what a company goes through when a ransomware incident occurs
  • Attendees will be educated on the forensic process and insurance handling in a ransomware matter
  • Attendees will be provided with the latest trends in ransomware and what to expect going forward
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Recorded: February 12, 2021


Panelists will walk through a mock ransomware scenario and discuss how an organization handles a ransomware incident. Our experts will discuss the importance of initial third-party expert involvement, forensics process, recovery and recommendations. Our experts will examine the importance of preparedness, what would a business can expect, potential business interruption loss and security of business critical systems.

The program will also discuss recent trends of ransomware throughout the industry.

This program was recorded on February 12th, 2021.

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Carolyn Purwin Ryan

Mullen Coughlin, LLC

Carolyn Purwin Ryan is a partner at Mullen Coughlin. She serves as breach counsel and provides third-party privacy defense legal services. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including tabletop exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels. Ms. Ryan serves as a breach counsel to companies in various areas including healthcare institutions, construction companies, managed service providers, municipalities, professional services, retail, technology and financial institutions. She leads response investigations, guidance in governmental investigations, mitigation and restoration services. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices.

Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, LLC, Ms. Ryan was the co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy department at her previous firm. She also served as national counsel for several state and federal mass tort litigations representing manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical publishers, morcellators and various surgical devices. She previously clerked for the Honorable Joseph Rosa in the Superior Court of New Jersey and Honorable Richard Berman in the United State Court, Southern District of New York.

Carolyn was named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.

Jonathan Rajewski

Managing Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Stroz Friedberg

Jonathan T. Rajewski, MS, CCE, EnCe, CISSP, CFE, TJFC a Managing Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response at Stroz Friedberg. He has a passion for helping others understand extremely complex technical topics and cybercrime investigations which compliments his abilities to investigate, empower and advise organizations on how to properly approach the ever-evolving threats on the Internet. He has experience with both civil and criminal digital forensic investigations and in providing expert witness/written and oral digital forensic testimony.

He has presented on the TEDx stage in Buffalo, New York, been awarded the 4 under 40 award from his undergraduate alma mater, Hilbert College (Hamburg, New York) and received the C. Bader Alumni Leadership Award from his graduate alma mater, Champlain College.

Anthony Dolce

Head of Professional Liability & Cyber Underwriting
The Hartford

Anthony Dolce is the Head of Professional Liability and Cyber Underwriting at The Hartford. He is an insurance professional with 25 years of experience in law and a wide variety of insurance-related positions in North America. Anthony has handled thousands of cyber and privacy matters and frequently speaks and writes on legal/insurance related issues.

Joshua A. Mooney

Kennedys Law LLP

Josh is a partner in the Philadelphia office. He advises companies, including members of the insurance and insurtech industries, on a wide array of data privacy and security compliance issues under such laws as CCPA/CPRA, HIPAA, New York’s DFS Cyber Regulations and the SHIELD Act, BIPA, and GDPR. He also advises clients on emerging threat and risk vectors, development and implementation of privacy and security programs, big data licensing, and data transfers. He also assists companies with national and international cybersecurity incident response matters.

In addition, Josh advises insurance carriers on media and cyber liability coverage at trial and appellate levels throughout the country, including winning two cases involving matters of first impression before the Third Circuit, and litigating one of the first cyber coverage matters in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His matters involve all manners of complex risk involving cyberattacks, data breaches, ransomware, and business email compromises (BECs), as well as media and privacy claims and litigation on behalf of media entities, film productions, Top 40 music, reality television programming, newspaper liability, software and gaming developers, banks, and casinos.

He regularly writes and lectures on cybersecurity and data privacy and coverage issues. He has guest-lectured on cyber law and insurance at Temple University Fox School of Business and Rutgers Law School, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Law360, Business Insurance, and Compliance Week. He also served as an editor for a working group of X9, an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, to develop a universal standard for data protection and data breach notification in the financial services industry.

Currently, Josh is a Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee, and is the founding Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a founding member of The Oxford & Cambridge Society of Philadelphia, and has been selected by Cambridge in America and the University of Cambridge as an official alumnus contact for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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