Prominent Speakers Announced for Ransomware Event, April 24th

Wednesday March 27, 2024

The Idaho Department of Finance’s (IDOF) Financial Innovation Lab (FIL) and Boise State’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity (IPC) will host a joint event on ransomware and cybercrime threats on Wednesday, April 24th, at 1:30 p.m. MT at Boise State University’s Alumni and Friends Center at 1173 West University Drive, 123A Ballroom A in Boise.

The agenda includes remarks from prominent experts and officials on ransomware, including Idaho U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit and Chainalysis Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Gurvais Grigg. This event will provide an overview of ransomware trends, methodologies, prevention strategies, and incident response recommendations in service of protecting government agencies, industry, and the general public. It will also highlight other cybercrime issues and potential career paths for students.

IDOF Securities Bureau Chief John Yaros says, “The IDOF FIL seeks to bring together the finest minds in the financial technology (fintech) space to collaborate on the most pressing issues facing the public and financial industry. Ransomware is an issue that causes tremendous damage to businesses and the public, and we are thankful for our partners at Boise State University, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Chainalysis, who are working with us to educate the public and identify solutions to this destructive form of cybercrime.”

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