Ransomware: How to Protect Your Business From This New Cyber Threat

Warren Axelrod

C. Warren Axelrod is Research Director for Financial Services for the US Cyber Consequences Unit. Previously, he was the Business Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for U.S. Trust. He was a founding member of the FS/ISAC in 1999 and represented financial services’ cybersecurity interests in the National Information Center in Washington, DC during Y2K. He testified before the U.S. Congress on cybersecurity in 2001.

Warren was honored with the prestigious Information Security Executive Luminary Leadership Award in 2007, and received Computerworld Premier 100 and Best in Class awards in 2003. He won the 2009 ISACA Michael P. Cangemi Best Article Award for an article on security metrics.
Warren’s more recent books include Engineering Safe and Secure Software Systems (2012), Outsourcing Information Security (2004), and Enterprise Information Security and Privacy (2009), published by Artech House.

He earned a Ph.D. in managerial economics from Cornell University, as well as a B.Sc. in electrical engineering and an M.A. in economics and statistics, both with honors, from Glasgow University. He is certified as a CISSP and CISM, and is a member of IEEE, ACM, (ISC)2, and ISACA.

Frank Imburgio

As president of Desktop Solutions, Frank is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of all major projects. He also designs many of the database architectures that drive our more complex applications. Frank is an IEEE Certified Software Engineering Master with over 30 years experience in SQL, PHP, Javascript, Ajax, HTML/CSS, Unix, Data Analysis, C++, Linux, Microsoft platforms, E-Commerce Deployment, Project Management, System Architecture and Cloud Engineering.

Before founding Desktop Solutions in 1996, he was Senior Database Administrator for Long Island Savings Bank and Assistant Vice President at Dean Witter Financial Services, where he was responsible for designing, developing and supporting custom software. Frank’s wide array of programming knowledge is also invaluable in legacy integration projects.

Rick Harnish

Learn more at https://www.hsrail.org/
High-speed rail strikes at the core of today’s biggest challenges with our environment, the economy and fragmented communities. The High Speed Rail Alliance is working to bring the game-changing power of fast, frequent and affordable trains to North America. We believe that high-speed trains, integrated with expanding transit networks, will revitalize cities, towns and regions by making visits to family, friends and business partners easier, more productive and more affordable, while dramatically reducing carbon emissions in the process.

Rick Harnish co-founded the High Speed Rail Alliance in 1993 with a passion for revitalizing the region he grew up in, lives in, and loves. The Alliance builds the political will for systemic change by advocating for integrated rail and transit networks connected by 200+ mph high-speed lines. By connecting cities, towns and airports, the high-speed trains will dramatically expand economic opportunities and slash carbon emissions.

A native of the Chicago area, Harnish has been MHSRA’s executive director since 2001. His perspective on trains and transportation policy has appeared in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico, Governing, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Crain’s Chicago and many other publications, in addition to various NPR programs. He has achieved notable successes and progress in MHSRA’s three focus areas: advocacy, education, and research.

Harnish’s work is informed by his strong commitment to researching and learning from global best practices. He has ridden high-speed trains—often in the context of leading small groups—in Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey, and he draws on a global network of colleagues with expertise in trains and transportation policy.