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The Ethics of Ransomware Payments - CLE Webinar


Hilary Wells, CIPP/US and John Gray, CIPP/US will discuss the ethical considerations and implications for businesses and their counsel in deciding whether to pay a ransomware demand.

In 2020, law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals have seen a drastic increase in the number and sophistication of ransomware attacks. Hackers are now using a multi-pronged approach to ransomware, and victims are faced with numerous legal and ethical questions in responding to such attacks.

This presentation will address many of those questions and evaluate various scenarios that could arise in connection with a ransomware attack.


Date: Monday, December 21
Time: 11:30am Pacific/12:30pm Mountain
Location: Virtual

CLE Info:

Arizona CLE
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.0 hours of ethics/professional responsibility.

California MCLE
This activity is pre-approved by the State Bar of California for 1.0 MCLE credit hours. Of this, 1.0 hours are approved for legal ethics.

Colorado CLE
The firm has an outstanding application to the Colorado Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 1.0 hours of legal ethics credit. It has not yet been approved.

Nevada CLE
This course has been accredited by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.0 units of credit which includes 1.0 ethics credit and 0.0 substance abuse credit.

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