Session 06.11

Campfire: Under attack! When ransomware shuts your organisation down

How can a higher education institution survive an attack by blackmailers that paralyses the entire IT infrastructure just before the start of the semester? What options remain for marketing and recruitment to maintain contact with prospective international students and newly enrolled students? In this campfire session, two victims will give candid first-hand accounts and invite interested parties to an open exchange in order to learn from the experiences of those affected.


  • Marketing & recruitment
  • Mobility


  • Aisling Tiernan, 
    Advice Services Higher Education (ASHE), Ireland


  • Herwig Dämon, 
    University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland