On Demand

Safeguarding Confidential Data: The Ethics of Cybersecurity

1h 2m

Created on August 31, 2021





Threats to data maintained by attorneys are at an all-time high and are continuing to grow. They include ransomware, phishing, business email compromises, supply chain compromises, and more. This program, presented by cybersecurity and privacy attorneys Alyssa Watzman and David Ries, will explore the current threat environment, attorneys' duties to protect confidential data, and how to comply with these duties. It will provide relevant information for attorneys with all levels of experience in all sizes of law firms.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review today's cybersecurity threats

  2. Analyze attorneys' ethical and legal duties to protect confidential data

  3. Examine ABA Model Rules 1.1 - Competence, 1.4 - Communication, 1.6 - Confidentiality, and 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 - Supervision

  4. Explore key tools to assist attorneys in complying with their ethical duties regarding cybersecurity

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