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How Schools Should Respond to Ransomware

Ransomware attacks on educational institutions are becoming more sophisticated, leading to significant disruptions, data loss, and even student identity theft. Despite schools’ best efforts, the reality is that these attacks are more frequent and more damaging than ever.

Join us on this webinar with cybersecurity experts from BullWall and Sir Roger Manwood’s School as they share their experiences with ransomware attacks and how vital containment is to ensure your school remains in session.

We will explore the following topics:

  • The unique challenges educational institutions face in ransomware prevention and response.
  • Key steps to create a robust incident response plan, including ransomware containment.
  • How a ransomware containment tool responds to 3 live ransomware attacks.

SPEAKERS

  • Sharn Somerton-Davies

    IT Manager

    Sharn Somerton-Davies is a seasoned IT Network Manager with 40 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently leading network operations at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, her extensive expertise ensures optimal performance, security, and reliability across the organization’s IT infrastructure. Sharn began her career in Devon, establishing herself as a key player in a school’s IT department, and has since held pivotal roles, including Senior Network Engineer within a bioscience company. A graduate of the University of Plymouth, Sharn also holds an OND in Engineering. Her proactive approach to network management and deep understanding of emerging technologies have made her a trusted advisor and cornerstone of the organization’s IT strategy.

    “Complacency is not acceptable”

  • Morten Gammelgard

    Executive VP of Sales

    Morten Gammelgard has over 20 years of experience in the software and hardware industries. He currently serves as Global EVP, Sales and Operations at BullWall and has guided the company to four consecutive years of doubling revenue growth and profitability. He has worked with customers across all verticals, from niche to top 500 companies, including Verizon, Sun Life, IBM, VMware, Dell, and Shell. Morten is a co-founder at BullWall, a company laser-focused on providing companies with a reliable and innovative solution to contain ransomware outbreaks the moment illegitimate encryptions start to corrupt the data – hence mitigating the disruption, damage, and high costs usually associated with falling victim to ransomware when all other defenses has failed.

  • Andy Walsh

    Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA

    Andy Walsh, the Director of Sales Engineering for BullWall, lives in the United Kingdom and has 25+ years of experience as an Information Technology Professional. He previously worked as a Technical Manager at DETECTsystems and Sony, among other technology companies, Ultima Business Solutions and Centerprise International. As an accomplished technical expert with experience developing multi-layer security infrastructures, he manages and leads the EMEA technical team as BullWall is experiencing rapid global growth.