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Trusted experts will guide you through the top cybersecurity challenges facing New Jersey attorneys, law firms, and public entities both now in and 2021. As an attendee, you’ll learn the key strategies you need to know to stay safe – both now, and in the future.
Understand Your Requirements Surrounding Data and Regulations
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took effect on May 25, 2018 and drastically impacted the collection, processing, storage, and use of data related to a European Union data subjects. Any entity that processes data related to an EU data subject is required to comply with the granular technological, administrative and legal requirements laid out in the GDPR. Soon after the GDPR went into effect, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"), which took effect on January 1, 2020. And let's not forget that California also recently passed the California Privacy Rights Act ("CRPA") which strengthens and enhances the CCPA. We have seen changes to privacy and security laws across many of the States, including New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Texas. Internationally, Asia, Australia, and Canada also implemented new and/or revised data privacy and security laws, some of which align with the GDPR and others that are approaching the data protection arena with unique twists.
This presentation will discuss the changes to the data privacy landscape and the global impact of the GDPR, CCPA, CRPA and other data protection regulations on the collection, processing, and storage of personal data. The discussion will include a comparison of the requirements for security and privacy domestically and will focus on the growing divergence on an international level in the way that countries and regions approach data privacy and protection, providing insight into global data management within increasingly contrasting international regulatory requirements.
You Don't Have to Always Pay the Ransom: Responding to a Ransomware Attack
Law firms are a prime target for debilitating ransomware attacks. According to the American Bar Association, 25% of all law firms have experienced some form of a data breach. Just recently, hackers demanded a $42 million ransom from a New York law firm after a breach affecting 750 gigabytes of personal information on A-list celebrity clients. Threats of publicly releasing highly sensitive information followed. Hackers know professional service firms are the gatekeeper of sensitive client information. With a new normal awaiting the workforce when it returns to an office environment, it is more important than ever for firms of all sizes to educate themselves on cyber risk and take steps to protect themselves and their clients in the rapidly evolving ransomware threat landscape.
This program will provide an in depth discussion about ransomware attacks on law firms and what to do if the firm finds itself facing such a dire scenerio to help minimize financial, ethical and reputational harm, including:
Exploring Real Cases and Outcomes
Understanding and protecting the data you hold and use Identifying Covid 19 Opportunistic Attacks Designating the Incident Response Team Developing an Incident Response Plan with Ransomware attack options in the Playbook Conducting Tabletop Exercises
Why You Need To Know About Data Privacy:
Domestically, we have seen changes to privacy and security laws across many of the States, including New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Texas. Internationally, Asia, Australia, and Canada also implemented new and/or revised data privacy and security laws, some of which align with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and others that are approaching the data protection arena with unique twists. This session will outline the challenges organizations are facing in the rapidly changing data privacy and cybersecurity regulatory environment. We will examine data privacy regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the GDPR and discuss, in detail, the challenges raised by the enactment of these laws and their impact on breach response and litigation. The discussion will also include: (i) the impact these regulations have on the way companies collect and process personal data; (ii) the issues facing claims professionals, insurers and attorneys confronted with responding to coverage questions; and (iii) the legal and technical implications of data breach forensics.