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July 8, 2021

ACEC Online Classes Next Week: Ransomware Attacks and Emerging Risks for Engineering Firms

Ransomware: Securing Your Network From Attack
Tuesday, July 13, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern

As cyber-attacks on utilities and firms continue to rise, it’s more important than ever to understand how to protect your network.

In this online class, Helix IT President Steve Siegel will:

  • Examine the number of current ransomware attacks and why it’s not just large industries that are being hit
  • Discuss how many of the cyber insurance companies are not going to pay ransoms and how to even obtain cyber insurance, there are many things to consider
  • Identify how both firewall and anti-virus companies are working together with the known and new threats
  • Review some of the ransoms that have been paid out
  • Explore how preventative measures can alleviate many potential attacks

Click here for more information and to register.

Emerging Risks for Design Firms
Wednesday, July 14, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern

New challenges and liability risks are always on the horizon. For design professionals, these can include cybersecurity concerns, potential changes in the standard of care due to climate change, and more!

Of course, the enduring risks of professional practice such as one-sided contracts, subconsultant risk, and claims-prone project types are ever-present and may be exacerbated by some of these new risks.

Lockton Companies Kevin Holland will examine emerging risks for your A/E firm, including:

  • Cybersecurity concerns
  • COVID-19 challenges
  • Hardening insurance market
  • Cladding concerns
  • Materials transparency
  • Climate change impact on the standard of care
  • Fiduciary liability
  • Prevention through design
  • Alternative project delivery
  • Subconsultant risk

Click here for more information and to register.

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