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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay?

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In the wake of the attack on Colonial Gas in the United States (and the fascinating recovery of some of the Bitcoin involved), it is clear that ransom for the control of data is not going away. What happens when this threat evolves into the physical control of critical infrastructure – will we pay, or take a stand? What are the implications of these choices? Join Fasken’s panel of experts as they tackle scenarios ripped from the headlines, looking at issues of legality, ethics, policy, and tactics related to payments to malicious actors for the return of control of critical systems and datasets.

Our panel will discuss issues pertaining to:

  • Criminal law implications of payment;
  • Disclosure to governments and customers;
  • Ransom attacks on SCADA systems and what they could mean; and
  • Rapid Response 101 – the legal DOs and DONTs of a ransomware attack 


  • 1:00 - 2:30 ET Webinar and Q&A


This event is only available by webinar

1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
This programme contains 1 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

This programme contains 1.5 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay? – June 2021”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

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