On September 7, the FTC will host its first in a series of events to look at emerging technologies raising consumer privacy and security concerns. Scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., the first event will focus on ransomware, “one of the most challenging cybersecurity problems affecting consumers and businesses.” Panelists will discuss the scope and state of ransomware, the best defenses against it, and how victims should respond to hacker demands. The FTC will host the second and third events in the series on October 13 and December 7 with emphases on drones and smart TVs, respectively.