Panel: What happened Atlanta?

The Keynote Theatre

Thu 18th Oct 08:30 to 09:20

In March of this year the city of Atlanta was hit by a Ransomware attack that crippled many of the city’s services and programs. The exact monetary cost of the attack is yet to be accurately assessed however it is thought to be in the millions. In this lively discussion find the answers to the questions that dominate the aftermath.

What is Ransomware and why is it so dangerous?

  • Is it ever acceptable to pay a ransom?
  • Why did it take so long to get Atlanta up and running again?
  • Are we going to see a similar attack in another US city?
  • Can Atlanta now be confident that a similar attack will never occur again?


Photo Speaker Name Profile
Brandon Helms Brandon Helms View Profile
DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo View Profile
Elizabeth Wharton Elizabeth Wharton View Profile
Madison Hogan Madison Hogan View Profile
Wes Knight Wes Knight View Profile