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Tech Talk Live: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.   Some simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse.  However, more advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.   In a properly implemented crypto-viral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is extremely unlikely.  

Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication.  Join our discussion regarding Ransomware’s impact on the Enterprise and how to protect your business.

Date and Time

Thursday, September 27
3:30 pm until 5:30 pm


UNCW Center for Marine Science

MarBioNC Building - Room 1001B

5600 Marvin K Moss Lane

Wilmington, NC 28409


3:30 pm - Registration & Networking
4:00 pm - Programming
5:30 pm - Adjourn

Panel Presenters



Thomas Hill, CIO, Live Oak Bank

James LeMond, Principle Security Architect, CenturyLink

Dr. Elizabeth Baker, Associate Professor, UNC-W 

Michael Nauert, Special Agent, FBI


Very affordable sponsorship levels (starting at $750) are available for this meeting. Click below to view the complete NC TECH Sponsor Menu. For more information, contact Tracy Sternberg.


This event is FREE and open to the general public, but registration is required. Please bring a photo ID to check in.

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