Title: How Non-Techies Can Understand Ransomware Risks
Speaker: Donny Shimamoto, Managing Director, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
Description: Protecting yourself from ransomware requires more than just anti-virus software. There are additional layers of technology protections, business continuity considerations, legal and regulatory considerations, and potentially cyber-liability insurance.
Attend this session to determine if your current level of ransomware protection reduces your business risk to an acceptable level, and identify ways to ensure that you are protected via policy, technical measures, and incident response plans that include both IT and business considerations.
At the end of the session, we’ll talk through a potential ransomware scenario so that you can assess your readiness to respond to an incident.
- Calculate the potential cost of a ransomware incident
- Identify the controls you should have in place to mitigate your ransomware risks
- Evaluate your current readiness to respond to a ransomware incident
About Donny Shimamoto: Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and innovation management for small businesses, middle-market organizations, and nonprofits.
Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount. Donny also serves as an outsourced IT and Innovation "Partner" and advisor for local and regional accounting firms and internal audit departments that lack in-house IT leadership and IT audit expertise. He helps with IT risk assessments and IT advisory services, developing firms' innovation strategy, streamlining internal firm operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting client engagements and service delivery.
Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee and a former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2018, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013 & 2014 & 2017) by Accounting Today. He received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, and was also named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.