BIG LAW BUSINESS: Cybersecurity for Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments

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Boost your knowledge of cybersecurity risks and best practices for creating a robust cybersecurity preparedness program. The FBI now ranks cybercrime as one of its top law enforcement activities.  Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT department issue, but a growing concern of corporate legal departments as they navigate mounting regulations and seek to protect sensitive data and law firms are being cast as the weak link in data security. Join our webinar to learn how to address vital data protection and security issues and protect your organization.

Educational Objectives:
Attendees will come away with an understanding of:
• The legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity
  o How data usage and data management impact security and vice-versa
  o Security, data protection, and privacy issues associated with social media and mobile devices/apps
  o Best practices of upholding ethical obligations to protect proprietary client/user information and avoiding FTC enforcement
• The risks associated with cybersecurity
  o Potential for damage to reputation with customers
  o Loss of company’s intellectual property
  o Potential for regulatory action against company/firm
  o Potential for customer lawsuits
  o Potential for loss of confidence among shareholders/investors
• How to create a robust cybersecurity preparedness program
  o Lessons learned from managing a cyber event or data breach lawsuit
  o A brief status of where a number of pending pieces of cyber legislation stand at that date
  o A presentation of what the basic standards of care are – meaning the legal standard by which companies are  judged as to how well they protect their data. None is foolproof, but the basics that will stand an organization in  good stead if they are hacked

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
General counsel; legal administrators; attorneys and paralegals; compliance officers; chief information officers.


Dave Walton, Member, Cozen O’Connor

Mr. Dave Walton is an experienced litigator with a detailed, hands-on understanding of technology and e-discovery issues.  He is managing director of Cozen O’Connor’s Electronic Discovery Practice and Advisory Services (ePAS) and co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force.  Mr. Walton brings a unique combination of skills to his practice – in addition to substantial trial experience, he offers a demonstrated understanding of technology and its impact on litigation outcomes.

Mr. Walton earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was awarded the Sheppard Scholarship, and his B.A. from Ithaca College.  At Richmond, Mr. Walton served as an editor of the University of Richmond Law Review, earned the American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum Book Awards, and served on the Honor Court.

Kristoph Gustovich, VP of Hosting & Security, Mitratech

As Vice President of Hosting & Security, Mr. Kristoph Gustovich is responsible for setting the direction and strategy for Mitratech's security and client data protection initiatives.

Since joining Mitratech, Mr. Gustovich has managed teams in Security & Compliance, Professional Services, Hosting, and Corporate Information Technology. His 16+ years of experience managing data security for highly complex operations across a variety of industries has made him an asset to all areas in the business related to technology. 

Prior to joining Mitratech, Mr. Gustovich served in multiple leadership roles for the State of Texas, managing security operations and infrastructure and overseeing more than $1 trillion in financial transactions per year.