January 31 – February 4 | Virtual Conference

IMPACT 2021 featured more than 120 sessions including presentations, Q&A sessions, and networking activities on Performance Engineering, DevOps, Monitoring and Observability, Mainframe, Data Centers, Cloud, and more. 

Join us as we “level up” at IMPACT 2022 with new speakers, updated topics, and new education opportunities.

The IMPACT Conference

For more than 40 years, CMG’s international conference has been the source for education and peer-to-peer exchange for all things enterprise IT and infrastructure. It is the only conference of its kind where attendees can obtain real-world knowledge and training that is not vendor-run.

IMPACT features sessions on the full scope of digital transformation technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Observability, DevOps, Performance Engineering, Digital Process, Cloud Native Applications, and the IT infrastructures that support them.

Sessions and Speakers

Each year, CMG brings together leading technology practitioners and vendors for a conference like no other. With an emphasis on peer-to-peer education, the conference facilitates open communication and problem solving for its attendees.

Lessons Learned from a Ransomware Attack

This talk covers a ransomware attack on a medium-size school district (23K students, 4K staff). We start with the timeline of the attack that was determined by forensic analysis, cover what was damaged in the attack, and then cover the attack recovery process. Then we’ll discuss changes that were made to avoid and mitigate any future attacks. We wrap with the lessons learned during this attack in the hope that they will help you to avoid and recover quicker if you do experience a ransomware attack.

After this talk, you will have a better understanding of:

  • how an attack happens
  • what kind of alerts may be symptoms of an attack
  • what to do in case you are attacked
  • what happens after you are attacked, and
  • what actions you can take now to avoid and mitigate a ransomware attack

Ski has worked as a system admin, manager, consultant, professor, and emergency worker since 1982. He currently is a system admin at the Northshore School District in WA and an adjunct professor at Bellevue College.  When not busy at a computer, Ski enjoys traveling, kayaking, and backpacking in the wonderful Pacific Northwest.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING COMPANIES

EDUCATION & TRAINING FROM TOP INDUSTRY LEADERS

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

TECH EXPO FEATURING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES

WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO TACKLE REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES

TECHNICAL DEMOS & TRAINING

2021 IMPACT Partners

 

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Session Sponsor

 
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