Law firms and attorneys know that the likelihood of a cyber-attack is high and acknowledge that the industry is under siege from cybercriminals. Nothing affects a law firm’s bottom line more than lost billable hours, but there are also the financial and reputational implications that can result from a breach. Yet, as firms continue to focus on defending their clients in the courtroom, protecting client data often takes a back seat.
The increase in regulation (SEC, HIPAA, GDPR) against protecting personal information has financial and healthcare clients acting as your biggest regulator, all to ensure their personal information is well guarded against cybercriminals. By investing in cyber protection, firms can avoid the financial, reputational, and regulatory implications of an inevitable cyber breach.
In Protect the Client, Protect the Firm: How Cybersecurity Risk Affects the Bottom Line, ILTA Council Member, Mark Sangster will focus on:
- The unique threat landscape and the risk it presents
- The evolution of client requirements and alignment to compliance mandates
- Why it happens: examples and the resulting implications
- How to demonstrate your security posture and the path to lowering risk
Mark Sangster, Vice President, Strategic Marketing at eSentire
Mark Sangster is an industry security strategist and cybersecurity evangelist who researches, speaks and writes about cybersecurity as it relates to regulations, ethical obligations, data breach incident response and cyber risk management. Mark’s 20-year career was established with industry giants like Intel, Cisco, and BlackBerry, where he worked on the first secure devices for government agencies. Mark continues to build mutually-beneficial relationships with regulatory agencies and industry associations, drawing on his strong technical aptitude and intuitive understanding of information security.
As an ILTA Council Member, Mark regularly attends legal tech conferences, delivering talks and workshops—including a 23-stop ILTA roadshow in 2017—and leads topical webinars focusing on the cybersecurity challenges facing the legal industry. Mark is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and a National Law Journal award recipient (2016).
Please note, this is a non-CLE webinar.
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