Best Practices in Dealing with Post Cyber Attack Litigation Risk in 2015
As the number of cyber-attacks against the private sector increase, business manager and lawyers need to be concerned about litigation following such attacks. Some cases may be dismissed, but increasingly companies must take responsibility for protecting their own and their client's data and the national security interests of the nation.
McAfee and other security software makers predict that cyber-attacks will increase in 2015. In 2014, there was a series of spectacular attacks involving very sophisticated techniques to infiltrate networks with Denial of Service and other attacks. Smaller nations and new terrorist and crime groups will become even more active.
As cyber-crimes increase in the public and the private sectors, lawyers are expected not just to offer insights into mitigate the risks, but also to provide Best Practices in Dealing with Post Cyber Attack Litigation Risk. In this two-hour, LIVE CLE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will help firms and their counsel to understand how to mitigate the risks of litigation in the aftermath of cyber-attacks.
Key topics include:
- Cyber Attack Methods – Sophistication & Stealth
- Cyber Security Claims
- Post-Attack Litigation Framework
- Threats and Costs
- Best Approaches to Litigation Preparedness and Management
- Cyber-liability Insurance Needs
- Cyber Threats as Business Opportunities
- Regulatory Compliance Risks
Michelle Visser, Partner
Ropes & Gray
- Overview of data breach litigation exposure
- Practical pre-breach steps to mitigate exposure risk
- Practical post-breach steps to mitigate exposure risk
Jay E. Heidrick, Shareholder
- Collection and preservation issues after a breach
- Identifying potential claims after a breach
- Considerations for hiring counsel
Catherine Beagan Flood, Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Recent developments in Canadian privacy class actions
- Legislative update on mandatory breach notification in Canada
- Litigation considerations when providing notice
Who Should Attend:
- Privacy Law Attorneys
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Criminal and Civil Litigators
- Damages Experts
- Risk and Compliance Managers
- Technology Attorneys
- Chief Security Officers
- Senior Management
- Chief Information Officers
- Public, Private and Multinational Companies
Michelle Visser is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on complex business litigation matters, including data security breach matters and class actions. Michelle has extensive experience advising clients in responding to the variety of legal issues that can result from data security breaches, including experience in overseeing forensic investigations and defending against claims made or threatened by credit card companies, financial institutions and regulators. Michelle has represented Target, Sally Beauty, a Fortune 100 insurance company, Sony, Heartland Payment Systems, and The TJX Companies, among others, in connection with their highly-publicized data security breaches.
Michelle Visser is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on complex business litigation matters, including data security breach matters and …
Jay Heidrick focuses his practice on litigating complex matters with an emphasis on patent infringement, data breach litigation, contract, and trade secret disputes. In addition to his courtroom experience, he possesses a strong knowledge of discovery and trial tactics, including issues related to e-discovery. He also has experience negotiating contracts in a variety of disciplines.
Jay Heidrick focuses his practice on litigating complex matters with an emphasis on patent infringement, data breach litigation, contract, and …
Cathy is a litigation partner with the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. She litigates administrative/regulatory and constitutional law cases (including privacy and access to information, telecommunications and competition matters), as well as class actions (including privacy, antitrust, product liability and consumer protection class actions). She has argued before all levels of court, including 14 appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. Cathy was recently named by Benchmark as one of the Top 25 Women in Litigation in Canada. She is also ranked as a leading litigator in Chambers Global, the Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal. Cathy taught a seminar on privacy, freedom of information and access to courts at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2000-2008.
Cathy is a litigation partner with the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. She litigates administrative/regulatory and constitutional …
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Method of Presentation:
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NY Category of CLE Credit:
Law Practice Management
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