Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays is a CLE and professional education series offered three to four times yearly both onsite and/or online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, and are eligible for other professional continuing education credit as noted.

Fall 2021 Sessions

Understanding Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Challenges

Friday, November 12, 2021
8:30 a.m. to noon
Power Center Ballroom and Online

In the wake of Colonial Pipeline's recent decision to pay a $2.3 million ransom to DarkSide, a cybercriminal organization that caused critical infrastructure for the country's largest delivery system for refined oil products to be taken out of operation, corporate and public concern about our collective vulnerability to such criminal activity has risen significantly. Together with such current threats such as Business Email Compromise and Spearphishing, among others, Ransomware has emerged as a challenge warranting increased scrutiny.

Please join FBI Special Agent Mackenzie Monarko, data protection attorney David Ries, digital forensics expert Brett Creasy and others as they explore the prevention and detection of, as well as response to and recovery from these and related cybersecurity challenges to law firms, businesses and other organizations.

The Pennsylvania CLE Board has approved this course for 3 hours of Substantive CLE credit.

Registration to open soon.


Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear! All of our programs are offered online. Select the Distance Learning option when you register.


Contact Us

Contact us at 412-396-1049 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu for information about upcoming programs or to inquire about scholarships.