Global Cybersecurity Risks – What Lawyers and Clients Need to Know

July 31, 2013 | 5:00pm | Price: Free

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Sponsored by: The Washington Foreign Law Society, Williams & Connolly LLP, The American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, The American Society of International Law, The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Criminals, terrorists, and nation-states pose significant risk to the private as well as the public sector. Banks, media outlets, trade associations, NGOs, and corporations as well as government entities around the world have suffered cyber attacks. Lawyers, as protectors of client information, share the risk and the need to create effective frameworks for public-private collaboration, in addition to being prepared to represent clients affected by cyber attacks.

The American Bar Association Board of Governors last November adopted a Resolution of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force urging public-private information sharing, training and collaboration. The Task Force’s ABA Cybersecurity Handbook – A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms & Business Professionals will be available for the first time at this program.

The Washington Foreign Law Society, Williams & Connolly LLP, the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, the American Society of International Law, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies invite you to join us for a reception and panel discussion on July 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Williams & Connolly LLP. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Panel Members:

  • Judith A. Miller, Co-Chair, ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force – the National Security Perspective
  • Laurel Bellows, President, American Bar Association – the Lawyer’s Perspective *invited*
  • James Andrew Lewis, Center for Strategic & International Studies – the Global Perspective
  • Tommy Ross, National Security Advisor to Senator Harry Reid – USG initiatives
  • Veronica Dillon, General Counsel, the Washington Post Company – the Corporate Perspective
  • Laurie S. Fulton, Williams & Connolly LLP, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) — Moderator

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