Basics of Cyber-Attack Liability and Protecting Clients



  • Available Until 5/30/2021
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 0118366

Course Price: $65.00


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Every company that has a presence on the Web or engages in e-commerce – processing orders and payment online – or uses the Internet to store or transmit records of any type (including law firm files) is a data breach waiting to happen. With seemingly daily reports of major security agencies of government, credit card companies, banks and others the victim of malicious data breaches, every company of smaller size is on notice that they may be next. When this happen, clients often turn to their lawyers and ask: What now – and are we liable? This program will provide lawyers with a real world guide to advising clients about data breaches – what they are, how to protect themselves legally, and what to do if it’s too late.

  • Framework of law of cybersecurity – sources of liability under federal and state law
  • Understanding what constitutes a data breach and your client’s obligation to protect against braches
  • State data breach notification laws – what must you disclose and when a breach occurs?
  • Practical development of policies, processes and agreements to protect against – or respond to a data breach
  • Risk of private causes of action and best practices to avoid
  • Developments in case law and enforcement activity

Speaker: Sue C. Friedberg is a partner in the Pittsburg office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, where she is co-chair of Buchan’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group. She advises clients about rapidly evolving standards of care for safeguarding confidential information and responding effectively to security incidents that threaten to compromise their valuable or protected information. She helps clients asses their data security risks and capabilities, develop information security programs, design incident response plans and prepare and update contracts. Ms. Friedberg earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburg School of law.