Cybersecurity for Today's General Counsel

February 13th 06:30 PM at 303 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

CLE Credit Provided 

From Equifax to Uber, high-profile data breaches of personal information continue to make headlines.  But data breaches are not the only data privacy and security concerns for companies.  This summer, a spate of ransomware attacks disabled or destroyed companies' computer systems and resulted in millions of dollars in damage.  Meanwhile, privacy regulators have been clamping down on issues involving connected devices and the FTC has increasingly been studying the economics of privacy.  In the CLE, Lydia Parnes and Beth George will talk about recent privacy and security regulatory actions, the FTC's ongoing privacy initiatives and workshops, the most common causes of data breaches, the roles of GCs and Boards of Directors in cybersecurity management, and steps that every company should take to protect themselves.  Come with any burning questions you have, whether it's about the latest FTC settlements, how economics is playing a role in analyzing privacy issues, what a SQL injection is, what Bad Rabbit does, whether your company should pay ransomware demands, or why that bug bounty program may not be the best idea.

Lydia Parnes - Lydia Parnes is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is chair of the firm's privacy and data protection practice. She regularly represents companies in complex regulatory investigations and provides advice on complying with domestic and global privacy and data protection laws.

Beth George - Beth George is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on the representation of companies in complex cybersecurity and data security matters, including providing advice on legal challenges faced by companies when preparing for and responding to cybersecurity breaches.

Tech:NYC - Represents the city’s fast-growing, entrepreneurial high-tech industry with government, civic institutions, in business and public policy forums, and the media. Its primary goal is to continue to attract tech talent and jobs to NYC, to support the growth of the technology sector, and to increase civic engagement by leaders of the New York tech community. Tech:NYC mobilizes the expertise and resources of the tech sector to work with city and state government on programs and policies that ensure New York’s pre-eminence in the global innovation economy. 

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