Following news reports concerning data breaches at major firms and the highly publicized Panama Papers disclosures, the poorly kept secret that hackers routinely target law firms is out in the open. The ever-growing threats to confidential data held and used by attorneys and law firms include sophisticated electronic attacks, lost and stolen devices, a variety of tricks and scams, and even simple attorney (and employee) errors. Each of these can result in serious consequences for attorneys and firms alike.
In 2012 the American Bar Association amended a number of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to address the increasing use of technology in legal practice and the ongoing need to safeguard client and firm data. Attorney and information security consultant Scott Aurnou discusses the amended Rules and the basic steps needed to comply with them, including measures to secure the confidential client and firm data on your firm’s computer network, individual computers, and mobile devices.
This course serves as an update to Mr. Aurnou's previous course "Data Confidentiality, Security & Recent Changes to the ABA Model Rules."
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, 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.
Had lots of very useful information for practitioners.
Great speaker, lots of great info - very worthwhile
Excellent presentation. Vastly exceeded expectations.
Really great speaker. Good at what he does and made the subject interesting.
great speaker, great presentation
Is this absolutely the best. I could not believe this speaker was a lawyer; he was concise and didn't bloviate. I listened twice and still am taking notes on these issues.
The instructor is very knowledgeable. I look forward to taking his cyber security course.
Very informative and Scott is a great speaker.
There is a lot to learn about cybersecurity. I think I'll take another course next year. Very interesting to anyone using the internet and depending on it to correspond with clients--that is, virtually all of us.
Presenter was pleasant while keeping things moving and as interesting as possible for such a dry non-lawyer subject.
Excellent overview. Thanks!
Excellent overview and practical suggestions.
Really interesting and informative.
very informative really discussed topic well. Thank you!!
Another excellent program from this presenter.
An excellent lecture all people should see. Thank you.
Very informative, excellent speaker
Loads of really valuable information. Great job, Scott! And thank you.
Excellent course. Very informative.
The presenter's knowledge and delivery were superior.
Very knowledgeable speaker and easy to listen to; he imparted a lot of information in his time frame and was engaging.
I thought this CLE course was very informative and I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing to know more about cybersecurity.
Well researched.. and presented.
One of the best I've seen on Lawline.
Wow! Very thorough!
Amazingly comprehensive lecture!
Stellar presenter and presentation! Thank you, Scott! Would love to hear more from this presenter.
Great speaker. Engaging and liked his sense of humor.
One of the best presenters of yours I have seen. Truly an expert in his field, spoke clearly and in a way a lawyer can understand about real risks that can take even the best practitioners completely be surprise.
Best one yet.
Instructor did a great job explaining technical terms and concepts (as well as legal concepts)
Excellent knowledge and ability to make concepts understandable.
Very high quality. Good pace, lots of useful information.
good content and delivery
Outstanding. Clear, concise and fine demeanor.
Great presenter with unusual ability to make complicated tech issues understandable, paired with a legal background. Great program!
every attorney now must be fluent on technology
Thorough and well done!
Best course I've taken from Lawline. Provided lots of practical information and presentation was terrific. Not a moment was wasted. Thank you.
Great information. Great presentation. Thank you!
Wealth of very current, immediately useful information. Easy to listen to.
great topic and instructor
The presenter and content were outstanding, making very complex IT concepts understandable with excellent recommendations. The BEST I have seen of the many, solid Lawline programs.
Great program - very helpful primer for Cyber Security. Particularly useful for in-house attorneys or risk managers.
EXCELLENT! Very well done!
Good speaker, on a topic that would be useful to many people.
It was a very helpful program!
excellent, highly professional, many practical points, in-depth presentation
Excellent course. Speaker very knowledgeable and effective communicator.
Scott Aurnou was extremely knowledgeable and the presentation and materials were outstanding. I will follow-up and take his Lawline Course on Cyber Security for Attorneys.
This has been the best course I've viewed yet.
Complex subject. Good course. The lecturer also has two additional excellent courses.
Excellent presentation of technical material by a true expert.
One of the best courses I have taken on Lawline.
Lots of info in an EXCELLENT presentation. Thank you!
Good content clearly presented.
This program is incredibly well-organized and informative. It starts with basics, painting the big picture into which each piece of information fits. Thank you!
This likely is the most practical, helpful, and informative CLE session I have attended in 15 years as an attorney. Thank you!
Absolutely excellent! Scott was not only extremely knowledgeable, he has a unique talent for conveying complex technical information to laymen in common terms. in addition, his presentation style was engaging and energetic. Thank you.
This was excellent. Very in depth. Worth going through multiple times.
Wonderful presentation in every respect. Worth watching twice.
Used language I could understand.
Great speaker! He should do more CLEs.
this is a useful program
The speaker was very knowledgable and entertaining.
Excluding those who just use pen, paper, typewriters, and carbon copy paper, all should watch this one.
Excellent, covered a wide range of concerns and security threats.
One of the best presenters. He took a complicated topic and made it easy to understand through “plain English” and great analogies.
This was very informative and the most useful ethics CLE I think I've ever encountered.
Excellent presentation, both it terms of the presenter and the substance. Highly recommend.
Great CLE. One of the best I've scene.
This presentation was extremely valuable. I will be reviewing the presenter's other courses that he referenced.
Excellent presentation - I would recommend this to all lawyers, even if they don't handle data security for a firm.
Very informative !
Well presented. He was articulate and good sense of humor.
Excellent course with crucial, immediately usable advice. Easily one of the best CLE courses I've ever taken.
Great course. Great presenter. Lots of useful, practical advice, densely packed!
A super-packed presentation!
Good presentation of broad and technical topic. Spelled-out very well so as to be understandable.
Very well presented and organized.
Excellent. He covered a tremendous amount of information.
Excellent and fully of very useful data.
Very engaging speaker and presented materials in clear manner.
Excellent, engaging speaker.
Very well covered and explained well for the non-tech lawyer. Loved it.
Great information (and a lot of it)! I intend to re-watch at some point to reflect on some of this.
A tour de force! It is amazing how much information is coveted in these 90 minutes. I am NOT a computer person, but I was able to understand the entire presentation. Well done.
In every evaluation category, *this* was the best seminar I have viewed in nearly 30 years. Packed with relevant material, engaging delivery, great pacing, moving along without overwhelming, understandable delivery, timely and effective. More, please!
Superb course and entertaining (and Knowledgeable speaker. Great!
I thought this course was very good.
One of the best CLE programs I've watched over the years. Very worthwhile. It's often difficult to make time for a 1.5-hour program, but in this case it's well worth doing so.
This was very helpful.
Best course yet
Instructor was excellent. DB
So much information. Should have been a 2 hour program. Very important topics.
Incredible. One of the best speakers I have ever seen do CLE.
He is a terrific source.
The presenter was very easy to follow and made what could have been a dry topic pretty interesting.
one of the better programs Ive seen on Lawline
Technical but with practical examples
Excellent program. Scott is an exceptional speaker and presents this timely subject in interesting and understandable way. I would certainly recommend this program and others I have taken from Scott and Lawline.
Lots of good information. Well presented.
Excellent course. This course and instructor would be first ballot CLE hall of famers in the instructor and materials category.
Very knowledgeable speaker. Topic was dry but I guess that is what it is :) A lot of information to absorb.
A thorough and well-prepared presentation
Very informative and interesting presentation.
Very good course that makes you want to know more.
Best Lawline course I have ever listened to! Extremely helpful-I will now listen to his earlier course on computer security for attorneys.
Excellent presentation on a difficult subject area.
Enjoyed this topic!
Very helpful course.
Best speaker I have heard on lawline and the first person I have ever heard who has explained the various cyber security threats in straightforward easy to understand terms.
He's really great. Anyone could learn from this - not just lawyers
Excellent presentation and support materials.
excellent for an overview - and covered a lot of territory
Great, dynamic presenter. Would love to see more from him.
A must have course - tremendous amount of material and great explanations. A bit too much information - maybe slow down and trim it a bit?
I found this course to be very informative.
Outstanding program! Rather scary.....
Presentation was packed with information and included a multitude of issues to consider as we attorneys try to keep up with technological advances while continuing to protect our clients' information and interests.
Great course, very useful,
A really great course with much valuable information!
excellent presentation. I plan to seek out Andrew's other CLE courses.
WOW! Really useful information for both professional and personal security
Engaging speaker; terrifyingly engaging subject matter
excellent information and an engaging presenter.
wow.....I didn't realize how vulnerable all digital information really is...A real eye opener. Scott was great.
Excellent presentation and presenter. A lot of good and practical material.
Good practical information
Pretty good job on a pretty dry topic
VERY informative. Probably listen again sometime soon!
Very informative for a non-techie,
Very concise and helpful information.
This guy was awesome
One of the best online CLEs I have seen.
Lots and lots of information, probably need to watch twice!
good update on security tips
The instructor was pleasant and informative.
Very engaging lecturer who made complex IT technology understandable
Really excellent presentation!
Loved the instructor's sense of humor.
Very thorough and comprehensive
Excellent speaker, knowledgeable, personable, easy to listen to, very informative.
great speaker, animated, lively and interesting.
Nice webcast - excellent speaker
I am glad Scott recommended follow up study on Cyber Security parts 1&2. This material is necessary but very dense so I plan to follow up with the Cyber Security class part 1&2. Scott is engaged and very knowledgeable.
The presenter appeared to possess and share great knowledge during this course. Thank you.
Very informative. Great explanation of the technical terms.
well done, very understandable to IT "civilians".
Great overview of info security terms
Very strong presentation on data security and protection issues, but more than a little weak on the legal ethics side.
This program was what I expected.
A lot of useful information. Thanks.
Informative, knowledgeable & engaging speaker
Excellent program-- thank you.
He's a very good presenter. I will look for more information related to this topic by him.
Great presentation. I liked the Star Wars and XKCD password references.
I picked up a couple of useful tips
Wow! A lot of really important information! Good CLE!
Absolutely terrific talk and materials. Very valuable.
The presenter was very knowledgeable and used good examples to relate back to every day life.
Most useful CLE ever!
Excellent! The speaker was animated and knowledgeable.
Very knowledgeable instructor, who is an excellent and clear speaker. Nice, non-repetitive delivery of useful info.
Definitely worth the time invested in this course. Powerful information.
excellent course basics and vast extended knowledge
Very informative. Excellent program.
He was excellent and very informative.
Loads of information and resources. Considering it was a 90+ minute course, I was still very engaged because of all the helpful information.
YES! He was amazing I will most likely watch this CLE again as there was so much necessary information provided
The guy knows his stuff.
This was an excellent presentation.
Outstanding. Lots of information, deconstructed, and densely provided.
Most practical CLE I’ve heard. Thank you.
Excellent program! Very relevant and informative.
This was the best program I’ve listened to so far!
AMAZING CLE. Really helpful and informative.
Excellent presentation! The speaker made the topic enjoyable and easier to understand.
This was an excellent program - very valuable, practical information delivered very clearly by an excellent presenter.
Wow, can't believe that all these measures are necessary but good to know.
Amazing course, jam-packed with actionable info. Great presentation by Scott Arnou.
Essential and invaluable.
Really great course with tons of useful info. Thank you!
Very funny and super interesting! Great lecture.
Speaker really knew the subject matter. Needs to speak slower other than that it was a great presentation.
Good presenter; covered the topic in an interesting and effective manner.
Fantastic course! Excellent and engaging presenter, clearly very knowledgeable and interested in the subject. Found it to be very informative: rich with content, but well organized, with very clear explanations.
This was a very interesting view of the technical aspects of data security - something we all unfortunately have experience with these days.
This is an excellent presentation!
Excellent program. Presenter was brilliant!
Very interesting overview and great speaker.
Outstanding presentation and timely.
The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and shared many practical tips. Very engaging speaker with in-depth expertise on the subject.
Lots of practical information for data security
great program and really interesting info.
Great presentation, technical aspects of computers nicely explained
Really amazing presentation
This program was great. It helped me both on the basic informational level, on a professional level and an ethical level. It was exactly what I needed.l
A lot of information. He talks fast but it was understandable and engaging.
Scott made a tech talk interesting.
Very relevant topic
VERY timely program!
This is a great course for those not fluent in info technology terms. The presenter was informative, concise and used good examples to support points of good practice. I intend to take the class he referenced, kind of a step up in detail from this course..
great course for basic instruction for people such as I
This course was outstanding. The presenter is clearly an expert and cover so much!
Very good at breaking down complex tech concepts into layman's terms
Excellent class and presentation! I look forward to talking with my firm's IT professionals in greater detail now, and my clients too. Tx you!
This was an excellent course. Should be mandatory for everyone, to get a better idea of cyber security, and the risks out there.
This was outstanding! One of the best and most practical CLE courses I have watched/attended. Thanks!
Great course. Very imformative
Very good speaker with a lot of practical information.
Very informative. He knew his stuff!
Alot of information packed into an hour and forty minutes.
enthusiastic and expert present.
Great program - I really enjoyed it.
loved his pop references to illustrate concepts - very amusing!
Excellent presentation both in terms of substance and presentation style.
Rarely do I say I will actually watch a CLE again - this one, definitely.
Great presenter! Very engaging and great information.
Very informative - great program!
Very informative given the ever fast changing landscape of technology.
GREAT speaker, best I've seen on Lawline so far. Very dynamic and held my attention. Great substance too.
Very detailed content, but will require additional time to fully understand/research all topic areas. I will see if his prior two part series on Cybersecurity and Lawyers is still available. If not, then I hope Lawline will offer in next year an updated version.
Lively presentation by an attorney passionate about the subject. Also he did an excellent job with explaining the jargon.
he was a terrific presenter. a pleasure to watch and listen.
Good job on simplifying a complex area of the law.
Scott is great. A great presenter presenting great information
Outstanding presentation- fascinating, great pace like a thriller novel. :)
Great condensed information
This was probably the best Lawline course I have attended, primarily due to the presenter, who was extraordinary.
The lecturer is excellent and I intend to take all of his classes.
Helpful, practical advice for lawyers in firms of all sizes.
Excellent program on an important subject, presented well. As the presenter notes, this program only scratches the subject's surface.
I enjoy his courses. They're well organized, informative, easy to understand, and I like his presentation style.
Great presenter and material. Highly recommend.
I would recommend this CLE to anyone and everyone as well as Mr. Scott Aurnou's other courses. Wish he would do an update with the Russian/Chinese hacking.
This instructor was great at making this technical topic understandable for someone who had only a peripheral knowledge of information technology and cyber security.
I run a network company and found this course to be extremely helpful in addressing questions re data protection. I believe insiders pose the biggest security risks for most companies.
Great lecture. It is clear he has some depth in IT security.
This course provides a wealth of practical information for professionals seeking to carry out best practices for data security.
Very articulate. Info every attorney should know
This program is fantastic!! Highly, highly recommend. A lot of food for thought.
This topic should have its own separate minimum requirement, not just part of ethics. In today's world, this is hugely important.
Tremendous amount of information in a short time.
Thank you for an amazing program.
Surprisingly entertaining yet also jam packed with material.
The presenter explained things in a very understandable way for the non-tech-savvy. I enjoyed the presentation and will seek out others by this presenter.
one of the best I appreciate the cultural asides
He does a great job.
Sincerely, it may be the best CLE presentation I've ever seen. Very well prepared, with lots of useful substantive information.
A real expert
I would need more numbers on the rating scale to be able to convey what I just watched here. The content of the presentation, the depth of the information, the quality of the delivery, all were at the highest level I have seen in a CLE course. If anything, it went too fast for me and left me gasping. I will watch this program again, several times, and I would gladly buy a full transcript, or a book by this presenter on this topic, if that is available.
his courses are terrific. this one dovetails nicely with his other data breach courses, but focused on ethics
Excellent presentation - the instructor was very good at delivering the information.
very good program
Good, concrete suggestions that a non-IT person can implement.
Instructor was excellent, clearly knows his area of expertise. Thank you!
Speaker was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed technical topics using user friendly and non-technical-jargon language
excellent program and presentation.
Great presentation about a very relevant topic Cyber security.
Great speaker and good information. Very easy to follow and good tempo.
Great course, very informative
Highly recommended. Watch all of this series of courses!
The speaker was excellent!
Very well done program
Very well done and interesting!
Very valuable and useful
Great blend of technical and legal, basic and advanced strategy
A very informative and impressive program.
Timely important topic
This is one of the best programs I've ever done on Lawline. Scott Aurnou is a great speaker.
Amazing class, great speaker. Very valuable information.
need more classes like this! Great info, good presenter, lots of very useful little extras about tech devices, etc was helpful too
Excellent presenter. Excellent program.