Karen Painter Randall, Chair of Connell Foley’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, is a featured speaker at the University of South Carolina School of Law's 2020 National Cybersecurity Institute, of which Karen serves as director. In 2018, Karen was also appointed director of the University of South Carolina School of Law Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, which provides education, collaboration and information-sharing with key partners across disciplines, including academic institutions, law enforcement, federal and local agencies and commercial entities, to better inform the legal profession and public on cyber risk and mitigation strategies.
Produced in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Institute will discuss the current threat landscape, the most recent trends in attacks, and best practices to avoid becoming a victim. The full-day program takes place on March 5, 2020.
Karen will present on “The Ransomware Attack on Your Firm Is Coming: Are You Prepared?” With the American Bar Association reiterating that “Data breaches and cyberthreats targeting lawyers and law firms are a major professional responsibility and liability threat facing the legal profession,” it is imperative for law firms and their management to understand the risks of a cyberattack. Karen and her co-presenters will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical responsibilities, the threat landscape for law firms, response options for a ransomware attack and proactive measures for safeguarding clients’ data and business continuity. She will be joined in the discussion by Lauren Johnson, Associate Director of Cyber Investigations at Kivu Consulting, Inc.; Cindy Starns, Supervisory Special Agent of Cyber and Counter Intelligence at the FBI; and Meghan Welch, Complex/Specialty Claims Adjuster of Professional Liability at AmTrust North America.
For more information, please visit the 2020 National Cybersecurity Legal Institute.