Cybersecurity Law 101: The Legal Obligations of Every Business to Provide Data Security
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Eastern
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Central
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Mountain
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Pacific
Every business (including law firms) must protect confidential, sensitive, and valuable data from cyber attacks and insider threats. The law requires it and the bottom line depends on it.
But what is required? How can businesses and firms protect themselves from becoming the most recent media headline or losing a client behind the scenes because confidential data was not properly protected? Clerical errors, misplaced mobile devices, disgruntled employees, careless third-party contractors, trusted colleagues selling information to the highest bidder, and deliberate cyber attacks by governments and litigants all pose risks for businesses and firms that collect, disseminate, or store data.
The costs for noncompliance are going up: escalating fines, class-action lawsuits, paying to notify and provide remedial security breach measures for millions of data subjects, countless billable hours diverted to responding to investigations from multiple state and federal authorities, and then costly after-the-fact fixes under regulator oversight.
Concerns about these new vulnerabilities are driving the enactment of new laws and regulations, and new interpretations of existing laws and regulations, to ensure that all businesses adequately address the security of data in their possession. The Massachusetts security regulations go further than other U.S. states by requiring companies to implement a risk-based, process-oriented, comprehensive, written information security program (WISP) in line with a detailed list of requirements.
Prudent businesses need to take steps now to examine their policies and procedures in light of daunting compliance obligations. Join us to learn:
- The basics of data security law, including the primary legal obligations regarding data security
- The legal requirement for a written information security program and what it should contain
- Why everyone needs to understand the Massachusetts security regulations
- What regulators look for in security programs and data breach responses
- The expanding duty to encrypt data
- Trends regarding data security regulation
- Practical approaches to compliance in uncertain economic times
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$150 Section of Science and Technology Law Members, Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Members, Young Lawyers Division Members, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Members, Law Practice Division Members, Business Law Section Members, Section of Intellectual Property Law Members
$250 ABA Members
$250 General Public
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Sara Cable, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Office of Attorney General, Boston, MA
Thomas J. Smedinghoff, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Chicago, IL
Ruth Hill Bro (Moderator), Attorney and Past Section Chair, ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, Chicago, IL
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