Webinar Series regarding Ransomware Prevention, Detection and Recovery

DATE: August 15 2019
SUBJECT: Webinar Series regarding Ransomware Prevention, Detection and Recovery
CATEGORY: Cybersecurity Continued Education
NEXT STEPS: Share with interested staff

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) would like to inform local education agencies (LEAs) of an upcoming opportunity to participate in a webinar being conducted by TEA to provide LEAs with the tools and knowledge to protect their information resources from a Ransomware attack.

The Ransomware webinar will address the following topics:

  • Types of Ransomware and their effects
  • How Ransomware works
  • Dos and Don’ts of Ransomware
  • Prevention and Detection
  • How to remove Ransomware
  • Ransomware recovery/Resources
  • The webinar will be led by TEA's Chief Information Security Officer, Frosty Walker, in collaboration with an expert in the field. A recording of these webinars and other educational cybersecurity resources can be accessed at the Cybersecurity Tips and Tools section of the

    Texas Gateway


    Date/Time Cybersecurity Tips and Tools – Ransomware Prevention, Detection, and Recovery
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    1:00 pm –2:00 pm CDT

    Webinar Registration


    The September 4th webinar provides information on how best to protect information resources from a Ransomware attack. Attendees will learn how to distinguish between different types of Ransomware, the Dos and Don’ts, Prevention and Detection and Removal/Recovery. We will be joined by a special guest from the FBI to share their expertise on ransomware and answer questions.

    Superintendents, cybersecurity coordinators and representatives interested in cybersecurity issues and resources, which can be utilized within the education communities, are encouraged to attend.

    Frosty Walker, CISSP
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Texas Education Agency
    (512) 463-5095