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In the past few years we’ve seen an alarming increase in the volume and frequency of cyberattacks targeting energy industry infrastructure, computer systems, and intellectual property. What once were abstract and futuristic-seeming threats have become reality, with potentially terrifying consequences. As energy companies grapple with how to protect themselves against sophisticated cyberattacks, what do they need to know about their legal obligations and liability exposure? What are organizations in this sector expected to do when confronted by attackers that include hostile foreign governments and multinational cybercrime syndicates? In this presentation, BakerHostetler Counsel Melinda McLellan (New York) and Associate Emily Fedeles (New York) provide information, analysis, and insights to help oil, gas, and other energy sector entities understand and navigate the risks and legal responsibilities associated with identifying and protecting against cyber threats.
I. Get informed about the evolving cybersecurity threats to companies in the energy sector, including increasingly sophisticated attacks targeting both information systems and physical infrastructure
II. Learn about the complex web of data protection laws and regulations that may impose obligations on energy companies to defend against cyber risks and related hazards
III. Gain awareness regarding the myriad costs of cyberattack fallout, from physical damage to assets and intellectual property losses to legal fees and remediation expenses
IV. Learn what steps organizations in the energy industry can take to better manage these cybersecurity risks and mitigate the impact of a cyberattack
Melinda McLellan works with clients to navigate complex privacy, cybersecurity, and data management issues in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. She counsels companies of all sizes across multiple industry sectors, helping them to identify, evaluate, and manage the myriad compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Melinda regularly advises on the creation, development, and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines, as well as company codes of conduct and employee privacy training programs. Attentive to her clients' business needs, Melinda's proactive approach favors pragmatic, forward-thinking compliance strategies that emphasize prevention and mitigation of privacy and data security risks.
Emily Fedeles is an associate in the New York office of BakerHostetler, where she maintains a general litigation practice and serves as part of both the E-Discovery and Management and the Privacy and Data Protection groups. Emily regularly works with clients across multiple industry sectors on a wide range of matters, including assisting with the oversight of discovery and Electronically Stored Information issues as well as developing litigation and regulatory responses to data breaches. She has experience advising clients regarding the management of international data flows and the use of cross-border data transfer mechanisms.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Emily practiced litigation in Geneva, Switzerland, where she developed a wealth of experience relating to cross-border litigation and discovery issues and data privacy and security considerations. She began her legal career as an associate in Florida, where she was a member of three trial teams for multi-million dollar cases in both state and federal court.
Emily attended Emory University for both undergrad and law school, where she held an internship with The Atlanta Spirit and served as a juvenile public defender under the Third Year Practice Act. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/E) and The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven. Emily has written and spoken on e-discovery and privacy issues with a particular focus on the impacts of emerging technologies.
well done. very clear and informative.
Very good overview of the importance of cyber security.
thank you, very interesting information & well presented
Very informative, well timed, and inspired future interest in material.
Ms. McLellan is one of my favorite presenters.
Informative! Great speakers!
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