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Cyber Security for Attorneys: First Steps to Protecting Yourself Now - Part 2

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Produced on June 08, 2016

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Course Information

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Even a cursory look at recent news stories makes it clear that digital threats are on the rise. Attackers often view lawyers and law firms as high value, soft targets for cyber attacks, social engineering scams and data theft. 

In Part 2 of this 2-part program, attorney and information security consultant Scott Aurnou continues his discussion of data security threats with an examination of password attacks, incident response, and computer security do's and don'ts.  

Viewers are strongly encouraged to first watch "Cyber Security for Attorneys: First Steps to Protecting Yourself Now - Part 1." 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore password attacks and recognize the elements of a strong password
  2. Identify various risks pertaining to web browsing
  3. Comprehend the components of effective security awareness training and incident response procedures
  4. Examine the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
  5. Select a security expert
  6. Navigate various computer security do's and don'ts 

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit


Scott Aurnou

The Security Advocate

Scott Aurnou, Esq., CISSP is an attorney and founder of The Security Advocate, which helps organizations with information security and data privacy issues. This includes privacy and security awareness training, security consulting, compliance with cyber security and privacy laws and related legal concerns.

Scott spent over a decade as a litigation attorney in the NYC area, and served as lead counsel for a private client services group at Smith Barney. He uses his legal, security, and business background to make complex information security concepts easy to understand (and even entertaining on occasion) for non-technical audiences. He has published security related articles in national publications ranging from the New York Law Journal to SC Magazine. In addition, he has created and delivered numerous presentations on information security and data privacy issues for executives, managers, and professionals.

Scott is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). He is admitted to practice law in New York, Colorado, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also the author of the Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons video training series for Pearson Publishing. 


Randi M.

As always, Scott is an excellent instructor and he makes this so interesting and understandable.

Daniel R.

The presenter was great!

Frederic V.

Nice job

A E F.

Terrific. Thank you.

Thomas T.

Thank you!

Michael H.


Cissy F.

This is a critical program for anyone using the internet in their firm. It should be mandatory. Speaker was exceptionally knowledgeable and a pleasure to audit.

Fred M.

Really good presentation. Start with Part 1

Cliff T.

Scott Aurnou is the best Lawline presenter of all. His presentations are excellent, timely and understandable. The topics are crtically important as well.

Ronald N.

Really knows what he is talking about and passes on that information with gusto.

Neil O.


Agnes L.

Very informative

Allan S.

Very well done. A lot of useful information on a timely subject.

Egbert D.

Helpful and practical

Merry B.

Great resources and content. This topic is rather dense (at least for me) and Scott makes it accessible and frankly entertaining!

Jason B.

Very detailed but comprehensive and overall excellent presentation. Very worthwhile course.

Lisa D.

Excellent presenter - very informative

William H.

Very well done presentation of an infinitely interesting topic.

Matthew P.

Best program on Lawline

Jeffrey T.

Excellent program! Very helpful and informative as to passwords and password management especially,

Alexander M.

Excellent presenter

Thaddeus A.

Good class

David N.

Extremely clear and helpful.

Ali Q.

The best course I have taken so far. Amazing job!

Michal D.

Great program

Ed S.

terrific program. thank you!

Cynthia W.

This is an excellent and informative presentation!

Jennifer K.

Best series so far!

David B.

Great program!

Julie A. B.

Great companion to Part 1 of the same-named program. Together they offer a glimpse into a critical area that should not be neglected by any attorney.

Retha M.

Very good program and presenter.

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