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What You Need To Know About Ransomware

  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual Meeting


October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, by “locking” systems and files until a ransom is paid.  Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often target and threaten to sell or leak stolen data if the ransom is not paid. These attacks are on the rise and are grabbing headlines. Join Rebecca Janutis and Kelly Neumann from Kohl’s to learn more about this ongoing threat and what you can do to protect yourself and your data.

About the speakers: 

Rebecca Janutis is the Chief Information Security Officer for Kohl’s Department Stores. In this role, she is responsible for developing the overall information security strategy for Kohl’s. Rebecca directs the execution of multiple enterprise-wide security and compliance programs designed to protect Kohl’s most sensitive data, identify threats, and mitigate security risk. Prior to joining Kohl’s Department Stores, Rebecca was a Senior Manager at Discover Financial Services for nearly nine years, where she led the security engineering, risk management, and incident response teams. Rebecca holds a BS degree in business with concentration in management information systems from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.

Kelly Neumann is a Sr. Information Security Manager leading a team of eight SecDevOps Engineers. She is a servant leader by experience, lifelong learner who embraces change, and driven by nature. She has been with Kohl's for four years and is focused on evolving the security solutions to more automated fashion while shifting team mindset to agile approach for CICD. Accountable for the Information Security Tools & Engineering Team which responsibilities include design, build, run and automate the security solutions for our peers within Information Security; enabling our Balanced Teams to consume security within their development pipelines.  Kelly started her technology career 20 years ago as a network operator, programmer, engineer with experience at SESCO, Fiserv, FIS and Baird. She is a realist about the power of technology and the need to secure your personal and professional profiles. 

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