July 1

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Ransomware is a remote, digital shakedown. It is disruptive and expensive, and it affects organizations of all sizes and in many industries. Government, however, faces greater risks and impact. Infections have shut down entire operations, forcing law enforcement agencies to drop cases and hospitals to turn away patients. But there may be a silver lining. Focusing defensive efforts in key areas and with practiced response planning may allow organizations to stop ransomware before it is deployed.

Join Government Technology and FireEye on July 1 to hear how advanced detection and prevention and front line response practices -- supported by actionable threat intelligence -- are the best defense against ransomware and other advanced attacks. Register for the webcast to better understand:

  • Ransomware trends and landscape – NEW actors on the scene!
  • The “after hours” factor
  • Common initial infection vectors and dwell time
  • Potential threats to government, elections and more
  • How to defend and respond


Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Director of Global Strategy and Operations for Government Solutions at FireEye

Mr. Ford is a 20-year veteran in cybersecurity, incident response, and intelligence led cyber operations in both government and commercial sectors. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Ford served in executive leadership roles for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at FBI Headquarters’ Cyber and Special Technologies Divisions as well as field offices gaining experience on the front lines. Mr. Ford served as the responsible executive to the U.S. Cryptologic Centers for strategic and tactical oversight of global cyber operations and key asset protection. In these roles. Mr. Ford developed the framework used by the U.S. Government to manage risk of cyber threats supporting government and critical infrastructure capabilities receiving recognition by the White House National Security Council and the United States Congress.

Luke McNamara

Luke McNamara

Principal Analyst, FireEye

Luke McNamara is a Principal Analyst at FireEye Intelligence, where he focuses on strategic initiatives and emerging cyber threats.

Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist at Security Mentor Inc.

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author.

During his distinguished career, he has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.
Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 to August 2014, including enterprisewide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

He currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor Inc. He is leading the development and implementation of Security Mentor’s industry-leading cyber training, consulting and workshops for end users, managers and executives in the public and private sectors. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governors Association (NGA), National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofit institutions.