Preparing for and Responding to a Ransomware Attack

Preparing for and Responding to a Ransomware Attack

Live Event: 04/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Ransomware attacks are becoming unavoidable, especially at colleges and universities. By preparing in advance, you can limit the damage and respond quickly. Join NACUBO Consultant Steve diFilipo for a discussion around key questions, including—

  • How would you know if you are experiencing a ransomware attack?
  • Do you have a contingency plan for continuing daily operations?
  • Does the organization have a budget specific to security and incident management?

Presented By:

NACUBO Consulting


This webinar will be recorded. Registrants will receive an email when the recording is available.

Stephen diFilipo



Stephen diFilipo’s unique attribute is assessing emerging and evolving technologies and identifying the intersections where technologies and business needs meet.

For the past 20+ years, diFilipo has held numerous executive roles in colleges and universities providing strategic leadership and advisory support. More recently, he has been an executive advisor for 50+ campuses.

His current focus is addressing the compliance requirements for colleges and universities regarding GLBA, HIPAA, FERPA, NIST 800-171. Additionally, diFilipo has focused on AI, ChatGPT, and incident response, among other concerns with technology implications.

diFilipo earned his master’s of arts from New York University (NYU) in the study of media ecology. While at NYU, he developed a theory of mass media adoption of emerging technology focusing on the development of holography as a mass medium.

Ruth A. Johnston (Moderator)

Acting Vice President of Consulting


Ruth A. Johnston is the acting vice president of consulting for NACUBO and the founder and owner of RAJ Consulting, LLC. She most recently served as the system vice chancellor and chief operating officer at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Over her nearly four-year tenure, Johnston oversaw vital areas, including finance and business services, facilities and services, enterprise risk management and safety, human resource services, information and communication technologies, government and community relations, and marketing and communications. Prior to this, Johnston held the role of vice chancellor for planning and administration at the University of Washington (UW) Bothell. Notably, she led the development of a pioneering hybrid budget model based on responsibility-centered management principles. In 2008, she established UW's sustainability office and masterminded the development of UW's Climate Action Plan. Johnston's educational journey is marked by a doctorate in organizational development and higher education, a master's degree in human relations, and a bachelor's in counseling psychology/social sciences.


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Preparing for and Responding to a Ransomware Attack
04/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  30 minutes
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