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Dr. Torsten George will Present Best Practices for School Districts to Pro-Actively Defend against Ransomware, Student Hackers, and More

Dr. Torsten George is Vice President of Global Marketing and Products at pro-active cyber risk management software vendor RiskSense. He has more than 20 years of global information security experience and has held executive level positions with Agiliance (now RiskVision), ActivIdentity (now part of HID® Global, an ASSA ABLOY™ Group brand), Digital Link, and Everdream Corporation (now part of Dell). He is a frequent speaker on cyber security and risk management strategies worldwide and regularly provides commentary and byline articles for media outlets, covering topics such as data breaches, incident response best practices, and cyber security strategies.

K-12 educational institutions can greatly benefit from taking a pro-active stance against cyber threats. As the Horry County school district in South Carolina found out, being reactive is costly. The district was forced to pay $8,500 to attackers in a crypto-ransomware attack. In this presentation, cyber risk expert Torsten George will explain the top cyber threats facing K-12 institutions and districts, as well as the challenges associated with addressing them. This session will also provide best practices for transforming cyber security risk management from a reactive to a pro-active discipline that can enable educational institutions to get ahead of nearly 95% of all threats.

2016 ACPE (Association for Computer Professionals in Education) Conference – Transform IT at The Resort at the Mountain, 68010 East Fairway, Welches, Oregon. To register, visit:

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 pm PDT

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RiskSense®, Inc. provides vulnerability management and remediation prioritization to measure and control cybersecurity risk. The cloud-based RiskSense platform delivers Risk-Based Vulnerability Management, Application Security Orchestration and Correlation, in addition to our Vulnerability Knowledge Base.These products bring insight to the wide views of vulnerability risk with adversarial threat-context and ties to ransomware. With Vulnerability Risk Rating, threat analytics, and automated playbooks prioritize actions for critical security weaknesses dramatically improving security and IT efficiency and effectiveness of managing attack surface risk.

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