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Melissa Krasnow, Partner, VLP Law Group LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, October 12, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Melissa Krasnow, Partner, VLP Law Group LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Increasing Risks of Ransomware: What Your Business Needs to Know and Do Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Melissa Krasnow

Melissa Krasnow is a partner at VLP Law Group LLP whose practices encompasses domestic and cross-border privacy and data security, technology transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

She advises companies on responding to data breaches (HIPAA, FERPA, financial services regulatory and PCI DSS), preparing written information security programs, devising incident response plans and facilitating tabletop exercises. Melissa counsels boards of directors and executive officers on privacy and data security risk oversight and developments and reviews cyber liability insurance policies. She advises companies on responding to regulatory inquiries and complying with state, federal and international privacy and data security and related laws. Melissa is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) and a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow.

About VLP Law Group LLP

Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality legal services from experienced attorneys through an efficient platform. VLP’s broad practice includes high tech, life sciences, clean tech, retail, consumer products, edtech, and real estate. VLP’s clients range from from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, including public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions and companies, nonprofits and individuals. VLP provides general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, merger and acquisition, real estate, commercial lending, tax, employment and other legal services.


Event Synopsis:

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that can slow down or even immobilize a user’s computer access and then attempt to exact money to cure the problem. It can range from rogue security and tech support, to screen lockers that claim illegal activity has been detected, and most dangerously to malware that steals and encrypts the user’s files – literally holding them for ransom.

One of the most prevalent forms of cyberattack today, ransomware is aimed not only at individuals but also at businesses and institutions. Antivirus and antimalware software are essential weapons for the defensive arsenal, but larger organizations may need to take more sophisticated measures to prevent costly data corruption or loss, and to combat ransomware when it attacks.

This LIVE Webcast by The Knowledge Group will give a thorough overview of the ransomware epidemic and offer insights and practical tips on how to implement an effective cybersecurity strategy.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

Ransomware Types
Prime Targets of Ransomware
Business Operational Risks and Legal Pitfalls
Risk Identification and Mitigation
Best Practices and Recommendations

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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