Cybersecurity and CyberTech Skills Attorneys Need to Know

Production Date: June 25, 2017 Practice Areas: Privacy & Cybersecurity Estimated Length: 4512 minutes


$ 89 Privacy & Cybersecurity In Stock

This course will take a special look at law and technology as it pertains to the intersection of cybersecurity, cybercrime, privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. These seemingly diverse topics have a natural convergence with respect to the new wave practice of law. For example, we have recently seen many malware attacks and hacks into large law firms, which have forced these firms to pay Bitcoin (cryptocurrency) ransoms to rescue their data. A recent hacking incident involved Chinese inside traders who broke into two of the most famous law firms, compromising confidential information about Wall Street banks and Fortune 500 companies in matters including lawsuits and multibillion-dollar merger negotiations.

This program, taught by noted cybersecurity consultant Joe Bambara, will cover the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin, and introduce "smart contracts" which require lawyers to be able to code agreements that will execute on the blockchain. These technology trends are rapidly changing the way banking, business and legal transactions are done in the global marketplace.

All law firms and attorneys are ethically required to understand the risks and preventative steps to promote cybersecurity within their organizations, thereby preventing and mitigating the effect of cybercrime. This program will explore best practices in cybersecurity, as well as cryptocurrencies, the underlying blockchain technology, and smart contracts.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Analyze the latest trends in privacy, cybersecurity and cybercrime
  2. Understand cryptocurrency, including the underlying blockchain technology
  3. Identify why attorneys need to be technologists to survive in the coming decade

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.

Daniel A.
Wilmington, DE

Best presentation I have seen in 30 years. Finally someone who is on top of a trend and can explain without it sounding like a law review exercise.

Lloyd W.
Syosset, NY

Very informative and well-spoken faculty member.

Christine S.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Excellent presenter! Fascinating look into the near future of the cyber world!

steven k.
Dania Beach, FL


Dane R.
Hanover, PA

Joe Bambara is terrific. This course is essential.

Pascal P.
Goldens Bridge, NY

Excellent class

Renee D.
White Plains, NY

LOVED this presentation! Thanks!

Jonathan H.
Oakland, CA

Really efficient way of presenting some cutting edge stuff. Never heard blockchain explained so simply, thanks!