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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:


Our next Cybersecurity Legal Webinar will soon be announced. Please check back for more details. 


Previous Webinars:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Presented by the University of South Carolina School of Law's 
Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.  Co-sponsored by 
the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

What are your ethical and legal responsibilities to your customers and clients in today’s digital world? This question has become increasingly important as more and more employees are working from home.

 On Tuesday, June 9, the University of South Carolina School of Law Cybersecurity Legal Task Force will be holding a webinar that will answer that question, and will provide you with real-world solutions that will help protect you, your business, your clients, and their confidential information from viruses, hackers, phishing, ransomware, and other threats.

Topics covered will include:
  • How to ensure your and your employees’ “home offices” are as secure as your main office
  • How to spot the tell-tale signs of phishing and other ransomware attempts
  • What to do if you lose your phone or laptop
  • What to do if a cyberattack is successful
National experts leading the webinar include:
  • Ruth Hill Bro, Co-Chair, American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

Ms. Bro has focused her legal career on advising companies on privacy and information management strategy, cybersecurity, global compliance, e-workplace and e-business issues. She has more than 90 published works on these topics. 

  • Lucian T. Pera, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

Mr. Pera’s extensive work in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility has resulted in his election, both locally in Tennessee and nationally, to bar association leadership positions. He regularly provides expert witness testimony in matters concerning legal ethics.

  • Karen Painter Randall, Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Connell Foley LLP

In addition to her work at Connell Foley, Ms. Randall is also the director of the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.  She serves as a “breach response coach,” representing clients in complex litigation and regulatory compliance and defense matters involving cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, social media and professional liability.

Can’t attend the live session?  You should still register, and we’ll send you a recording after the presentation that you can watch at your convenience.


1.5 hours of Ethics CLE credit  (204463ADO)

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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