Ransomware hackers are increasingly using phishing and other social engineering attacks to sneak into consumer and business computers, encrypt files containing documents and other important data, and demand a ransom to get back the files. They sometimes pose as the FBI or other law enforcement officials and claim that the ransom is a fine for viewing illegal material and that failure to pay the fine will result in criminal prosecution. Consumers, businesses and government agencies are falling prey to these schemes. Please join us for our course for legal management professionals and lawyers on ransomware and social engineering, and how you can help your clients (and yourselves) understand and deal with the financial and business risks these threats represent.


  • Explain what ransomware and social engineering are, how they happen, and the dangers they pose.  
  • Discuss legal and law enforcement response and remedies.
  • Describe how to protect your clients and yourself. 
  • Discuss what happens if you do or don't pay the ransom.
  • Analyze the benefit of using an enterprise risk management approach.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of Risk management, cyber security and social engineering in a legal environment. 

Speaker Information:

Rob Kleeger

Rob Kleeger is the Founder and Managing Director of Digital4nx Group, Ltd., a boutique firm which offers regional digital forensics services for plaintiffs and defendants in various civil and criminal legal matters. Digital4nx Group provides digital forensic investigations, electronic discovery consulting and advisory service, incident response to data breaches and cybersecurity services, such as ethical hacking.

Other Info:

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • CLM App Management Category -FS: Operations Management

CLE: Law Practice Management

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
November 09, 2018
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 01, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Ransomware and Social Engineering: What's the Big Deal and What to Do?
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Association of Legal Administrators
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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