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Cybersecurity Legal Webinars

Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving field, and its important to stay a step ahead of cyber criminals.  Our cybersecurity legal webinars will help keep you up-to-date on the latest trends, and best practices that can help keep you--and your business--safe in an online world.

Upcoming Webinar:


Cybersecurity and Ethics

(This event has been postponed. The new date will be announced soon. Thank you for your patience, and check back frequently.)

Tired of “cybersecurity” programs that provide no practical guidance or are entirely in geek-speak?

This 90-minute webinar will give you practical, tangible advice on your ethical and legal responsibilities to your clients in the digital world in which we now live. Learn concrete, real-world solutions to help protect yourself, your clients, and their confidential information from viruses, hackers, phishing, ransomware, and other threats, as well as what to do if you lose your phone or laptop.

National experts include:

  • Ruth Hill Bro, ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
  • Lucian T. Pera, Adams & Reese LLP
  • Karen Painter Randall, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Connell Foley LLP

Co-sponsored by:

The American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

CLE Credit:

The webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics CLE credit
(Course #204463ADO).

Previous Webinars:

October 29, 2019 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Presented by the University of South Carolina School of Law's 
Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

Federal prosecutors and investigators have been at the forefront in the ongoing fight against cybercrime.  U.S. businesses, organizations and financial institutions have been the targets of a variety of cyber-attacks -- from nation-state intrusions involving economic espionage to transnational organized cybercrime groups engaged in business email compromises, ransomware and other malware-related attacks.

In this webinar, representatives from the United States Attorney community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will explore the current global threat landscape, the efforts of federal law enforcement to combat these threats, and best practices for mitigating the risks associated with the threats.   

This webinar will also discuss the new guidelines for preventing a ransomware attack published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Webinar Panelists

  • Joy Flowers Conti, Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Charles A. "Tod" Eberle IV, Chief, National Security & Cyber Section U.S. Attorney's Office 
  • Steven Kaufman, Principal Deputy Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Brian Stevens, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Karen Painter Randall, Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Connell Foley LLP

Who should attend the webinar?

  • State and local government
  • School Districts
  • Small and medium size businesses
  • Lawyers
  • Business and insurance executives
  • In House Counsel
  • Law firm and corporate management
  • CEOs, CISO, CIOs, DPOs and CFOs
  • Carriers & brokers
  • eRisk Hub licensors
  • IT professionals

1.5 Hours SC Ethics CLE Credit (198092ADO)

February 20, 2019 |  12 - 1:30 p.m.

Presented by the University of South Carolina School of Law's
Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

Law firms, In-house counsel and small-to-medium size businesses are guardians of confidential and valuable information making them an ever-growing target of the ransomware cyberattack. It is no longer whether an organization will be attacked but when and to what extent.  With 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring daily and 400,000 new ransomware strains developing at the same pace, ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity threat that must be met head on by law firms and businesses in 2019. 

Ransomware locks up critical information and files that an organization needs to operate.  The clock is ticking.  Should the organization pay or not pay?  There is a tremendous amount of strategy involved in making the right decision--it's not simply a binary choice for the organization.

Legal, security, law enforcement and insurance experts will address best practices for preventing and responding to a ransomware attack including:

  • Ethical obligations that apply in safeguarding client data and breach notification
  • How to avoid a ransomware attack
  • Options available to respond to a ransomware attack
  • When should you and how do you pay ransom
  • Pitfalls even when ransom is paid
  • Insurance coverage and loss concerns
Webinar Panelists
  • Douglas Hemminghaus, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • James Jaeger, Chief Cyber Strategist and Partner, Arete Advisors
  • Abigail Oliver, Assistant Vice President of Cyber Underwriting, AXIS Capital
  • Karen Painter Randall, Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Connell Foley LLP
Who Should Attend:
  • Lawyers
  • Business and insurance executives
  • In-house counsel
  • Law firms and corporate management
  • CEOs, CISOs, CIOs, DPOs and CFOs
  • Carriers and brokers
  • eRisk Hub licensors
  • IT professionals


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