Session #7

Gary Salman, CEO Black Talon Security

Ransomware Attacks – Will You Be the Next Unsuspecting Victim?

Learn how to Intercept, Block and Stop This from Happening to You

A dynamic and successful entrepreneur who built and sold his first technology business at age 30 to a publicly traded company. Gary’s first company built and successfully deployed one of the very first cloud based healthcare systems in the industry serving thousands of users in all 50 states. Gary’s unique background includes being a database developer as well as having 15 years in law enforcement. His vision and drive enables Black Talon Security to provide cutting-edge and customer focused cybersecurity solutions to businesses of all sizes. Gary has lectured to over 7,000 people at numerous national events. He is a sought after speaker and writer on the latest cybersecurity trends and mitigation strategies. Gary personally oversees all breaches and has been part of the team that has mitigated some of the largest distributed ransomware attacks in our Nations’s history.

Course Description
We will provide you with comprehensive information on how ransomware is impacting practices across the U.S.

Practices often have a false sense of security that their IT vendor is providing adequate security to mitigate the risks of a data breach. We will discuss the differences between IT vendors and cybersecurity companies and why practices should engage with a cybersecurity company to provide the additional protection from the advanced threats that are affecting practices. Some questions you should be asking your IT company:

  • Are you receiving network vulnerability reports from your IT vendor? If so, how often?
  • Is your IT company providing your office with annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training which is required to be HIPAA compliant? (This is separate from your HIPAA training)
  • Has your IT company performed a full cybersecurity audit of your existing policies/procedures and the tools/equipment that you use on a daily basis?
  • Does your IT company work with a cybersecurity company to review/audit their work? Your IT company should NOT be auditing their own work
  • When was the last time that you received confirmation from your IT company that they have successfully completed a test to ensure that your data was being backed up properly?


Course Objectives
At the end of this presentation, you will have a thorough understanding of the following:

  1. How to protect your practice from ransomware attacks
  2. Technologies and solutions that can help minimize the chances of a cyberattack
  3. The differences between IT companies and cybersecurity companies
  4. The steps you need to take NOW!

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Zoom Webinar
1.5 CE Units

We enthusiastically invite you to join the 2021 COFS Study Club. The agenda will be comprised of ten evening webinar sessions on a variety of relevant topics. The knowledge gained will be immediately applicable in daily practice. Please consider taking full advantage by joining our group today.

Each Session will provide 1.5 CE credits ~ Zoom Webinars 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

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