Milner Technology Summit: What is Ramsonware and How to Protect Your Company from It

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MiamiEmpresarial Magazine was proud to be a Media Partner at the Milner Technology Conference at Marlins Park. The focus of this well-attended event was internet security, a topic which has now transcended identity theft and phishing attacks and gained an even more powerful relevance today with the increased frequency and heightened intensity of ransomware strikes.

During a ransomware attack, a computer or network is infiltrated by a trojan horse type program —generally acquired by an unsuspecting user clicking on a link in an seemingly harmless e-mail—, which then proceeds to encript specific, and usually critical, files. 

There to address this new cyberterrorism outbreak and the strategies that may help businesses circumvent the attacks were guest speakers:

Rob Rae, Vice President, Business Development, and Robert Ciotti, Technical Sales Engineer, both from Datto, an industry leader in data security, backup, recovery and business continuity, and Jason Manar, FBI Supervisory Special Agent in charge of cybercrimes in Miami.

Thousands of vital documents and records remain inaccessible to the company unless ransom, therefore the name ransomware, is paid.  

In addition to up-to-date insights on this mounting online threat, the audience was in for a very special treat: Milner flew in Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a United States veteran and private security contractor, survivor of the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi, Libya; co-author of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi; and movie consultant, to share his unique account of the tragic event.

Following an introduction by Tom McMahon, Regional Vice President at Milner, Inc., Kris Paronto proceeded to enthrall the spectators with his riveting story for a full hour. He then proceeded to sign copies of the book for Milner’s guests.