Ransomware Trainings and Webinars

Countering Ransomware

  • This U.S. Chamber of Commerce produced webinar featured Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, discussing why ransomware is one of his top priorities and the focus of his first sprint. The second part of the program featured a panel of public and private sector experts, including CISA Executive Assistant Director, Eric Goldstein, highlighting the resources available to businesses to better protect themselves from the ransomware threat. 

How the Nation’s Energy Organizations Can Stand Up to Ransomware Threats

  • CISA co-produced this webinar with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in support of CISA's Campaign to Reduce the Risk of Ransomware. With American utility companies and organizations a prime target for ransomware attacks, this webinar outlines the risk and highlights ways critical infrastructure owners and operators can protect, detect, and respond to mitigate this threat. 

CIPHER Brief Keynote with Acting Director Wales

  • Serving as the keynote speaker for the Cipher Brief Cybersecurity Summit, CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales joined Suzanne Kelly, Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher, to discuss CISA’s critical role as the nation’s risk management agency. The keynote delved into where our mission is heading, including our campaign to reduce the risk of ransomware. 

Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security – A Discussion on Ransomware

  • CISA Acting Director Brandon Wales joined McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo for a discussion about our strategy to reduce the risk of ransomware across the nation.

Confronting Realities: A Vision for Cybersecurity Resilience

  • The Biden-Harris administration has made cybersecurity a top priority. During a virtual event hosted by RSA Conference, Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, outlined his vision for cybersecurity resilience that included key details to a 60-day Ransomware Sprint to fight against this threat. The Secretary was joined by the Girl Scouts’ Interim CEO, Judith Batty for a fireside chat moderated by Dr. Chutima Boonthum-Denecke from Hampton University’s Computer Science Department.

CISA's Women Leaders in Cybersecurity

  • CISA webinar, Women Leaders in Cybersecurity, is an interactive discussion on latest cybersecurity trends, including the rise of ransomware, cybersecurity policy developments, and the important role women play within the security community. The Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls in Cyber, Talya Parker, gives a featured a Ted Talk, and Associate Director for CISA, Alexis K. Wales, moderated a roundtable discussion that included:
    • Val Cofield, Deputy Assistant Director, Cybersecurity Division, FBI;

    • Megan Stifel, Executive Director, Americas, Global Cyber Alliance;

    • Jeanette Manfra, Director, Security and Compliance, Google Cloud; and

    • Moira Bergin, Subcommittee Director, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Committee on Homeland Security.

K-12 Education Leaders’ Guide to Ransomware: Prevention, Response, and Recovery

  • Co-hosted by CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), this webinar, moderated by Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA, features a discussion with Bridgette Walsh, CISA Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Stakeholder Engagement, and Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President, Proofpoint, Inc. The panel focuses on the evolving K-12 ransomware threat landscape, some common attack vectors, and resources available to our schools to prevent, respond to, and recover from a ransomware incident. 

How Can Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Help Prevent Ransomware Attacks?

  • Alaina Clark, Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement, CISA, joins a panel that discusses how cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities to conduct a ransomware attack, and industry best practices and resources that can strengthen organizational defenses. The panel also explores ways to detect and prioritize the highest-risk vulnerabilities on your most critical assets, making it much harder for attackers to infect your organization with ransomware. Moderated by Kevin Flynn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Tenable, the expert panel includes Errol Weiss, Chief Security Officer, Health ISAC (H-ISAC); Sam Farnan, Intelligence Analyst, Multi-State ISAC (MS-ISAC), and Valecia Stocchetti, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, Center for Internet Security (CIS).


  • Cyber.org empowers educators to teach cyber confidently, resulting in students with the skills and passion needed to succeed in the cyber workforce. The K-12 cyber education program includes age-appropriate content that aligns with state standards for education in 25 states. 

Trends and Predictions in Ransomware (Cyber Summit 2020)

  • Moderator Rex Booth, DHS CISA, guides a panel discussion focusing on the federal law enforcement perspective regarding Ransomware. The panel, from Day 1 of the 3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit from September 2020, features experts Jonathan Holmes, FBI; Jason Conboy, DHS Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Mike Moran, U.S. Secret Service

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Training

Incident Response Training Series

  • Ransomware attacks hit a new target every 14 seconds: shutting down digital operations, stealing information, and exploiting businesses, essential services, and individuals alike. “Don’t Wake Up to a Ransomware Attack” provides essential knowledge to prepare you and your organization to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the ever-growing threat of ransomware attacks. This course is specifically designed to be accessible to a non-technical audience including managers and business leaders, as well as provide an organizational perspective and strategic overview useful to technical specialists.

CISA Webinar: Combating Ransomware


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