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Cyber-Incident Response Workshop for CCCs

April 28, 2022

Ransomware concept: A lock icon on a laptop screen with ransom note attachedHigher education institutions are a frequent target of cyberattacks due to the large amount of personal and financial data stored in their networks. When an attack occurs, reaction time is critical, so it is important that response teams understand the process of incident handling and their individual roles and responsibilities.

To introduce California community colleges to the flow of events and actions that typically occur during a security incident, an Incident Response Tabletop workshop will be held in two parts, on May 10 and May 24, from 10 a.m. to noon both days.

Both sessions will be led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, in collaboration with the CCC Information Security Center.

Session One will deal with ransomware attacks, an increasingly common form of cyberattack used to target higher education. Session Two will focus on responding to a “hack,” or malicious network breach. The sessions will be presented on two different days so that participants may plan on attending either one or both.

Each session will provide an overview of the attack type, and delve into the process of incident handling, including detection, containment, eradication, and recovery. Approximately an hour will be spent on a case study. There will also be time at the end of each session for Q&A.

Registration is limited to CCC personnel and approved partners. More information and registration is available here.