In response to ever changing cyber threats, Lawyers Mutual presents

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cyber Liability: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Cyber Risk is a concern for every firm, large or small.  Join us as we discuss current cyber threats, how to safeguard your data, where your liability falls and how to respond to a data breach.  Have someone else handling your IT needs? Bring them along too!

 Registration & light continental breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Networking Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Connect with speakers, cyber professionals, and other attendees - incl. in fee)



Cyber Breaches: What Are the Threats? 

What are the current threats; and how do they arise, what are possible solutions? What must the partners know and do?  What are the best sources for help and solutions?  What policies and procedures should they have in place?  What legal threats are faced if confidential data is exposed?  In what ways are law firms most vulnerable?  How do the hackers get in?

We’ll review the following topics:

A.    What is cyber liability?
B.    How do hackers and others get into our systems?
C.    The dangers of e-mail.
D.    What do they want (money, data, ransom)?
E.    Examples of law firm breaches.

Cyber Safeguards and Procedures 

Managing cyber risks is no longer the exclusive domain of IT professionals.  This presentation will provide you with the practical guidance you need to better prepare for and respond to cyber incidents.  You will learn how to reduce your law firm’s financial, legal and reputational exposure. We will review the following topics:

A.    Best practices for protecting data and confidential information.
B.    Internal threats.
C.    Mobile devices.
D.    Encryption: What is it and do you need it?
E.    Protecting your trust account.

Responding to a Data Breach 

In this hour of our program, we will discuss notification requirements where a breach has occurred. We will also offer instruction on how to prepare a breach response plan. We will then address insurance coverage issues for cyber claims and the costs associated with data breaches and other cyber-attacks.

A.    North Carolina law and notification requirements.
B.    Preparing a breach response plan.
C.    Notifying law enforcement, regulatory authorities and insurers.
D.    Costs associated with a response.
E.    Insurance coverage and exclusions.
F.    Ethical Obligations



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