Ransomware in Government: The Latest Threats & How to Achieve Cyber Resiliency

This webinar will take place on:
15 July, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Federal agencies are creating data at breakneck speeds -and their need to better understand, easily share and protect their data by staying ahead of cyber adversaries is a top priority for Federal leaders.

In 2020, there were nearly 2,400 US-based governments, health care facilities and schools that fell victim to ransomware-and advanced ransomware is now targeting backup data by encrypting or deleting data altogether, making agencies vulnerable to ransomware demands or cyber-attacks.

Although ransomware can hurt any agency, it isn’t unstoppable. In this webinar, join Jeff Phelan, Public Sector CTO, Rubrik as we look at the latest threats facing government and best practices on how organizations are modernizing, automating, and securing their data to become more cyber resilient. 

Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • Learn why "less is more" when developing a holistic response strategy
  • Learn how to safeguard backups from ransomware with instant recover and data protection solutions
  • Best practices for developing a ransomware recovery plan


Jeff Phelan
Public Sector CTO

Jeffrey Phelan is Public Sector CTO for Rubrik where his main responsibilities are assisting organizations across the DoD, Intel Community, Federal Civilian, and State & Local governments with their Digital Transformation efforts, Cloud Migration, Data Management, and Infrastructure Automation requirements. He joins Rubrik from GDIT where he was the Portfolio Lead on DISA’s milCloud 2.0 program where he was responsible for developing the Cloud Services catalogue, technology roadmap, and professional services delivery for all agencies and mission partners moving to the DoD’s Impact Level 5, fit-for-purpose cloud computing environment. Prior to GDIT, Phelan was Chief Product Evangelist and Director of Strategic Growth for Northrop Grumman Information Systems where he focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques for network defense & cybersecurity, cloud applications, and IT automation. Also at Northrop he was responsible for early product development and go to market activities in Airborne C4ISR, Industrial Operations Security, IoT, and streaming analytics for large scale enterprises. Phelan studied engineering at Boston University and L’Universite Stendahl in Grenoble, France, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University in International Business Development, and has completed the Executive Education Program at MIT with an emphasis on Complex Systems Design, Technology Strategy, and Innovation

Jonathan Sanders
Divisional Director
Institute for Defense & Government Advancement