Randall Discusses Cyber Ethical Obligations for ABA Webinar

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Karen Painter Randall, Chair of Connell Foley’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, was a panelist on the first in a five-part webinar series produced by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. The series is titled "Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call: The Business You Save May Be Your Own."

Karen, also a member of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, spoke on June 27 during the webinar,  “Darkest Hour? Shining a Light on Cyber Ethical Obligations” and addressed the increasing threat to law firms as targets in cyber attacks. She was joined by co-panelists Catherine Sanders Reach (Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association) and Arlan McMillan (Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Kirkland & Ellis LLP), and moderator Lucian T. Pera, a partner in Adams and Reese LLP.

Among the topics they covered:

  • Cyber/technology obligations under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA’s August 2014 Cybersecurity Resolution 109, and state bar opinions
  • Implications of ABA Formal Opinion 477R for lawyers in maintaining the security of client confidential information in today’s digital information environment
  • Key risks and how to avoid them, including metadata missteps, damaging electronic messages, recordkeeping nightmares, portable device perils, social networking snafus, Wi-Fi pitfalls, outsourcing obstacle courses, cloud computing complications, and damaging data breaches

The remaining webinar in this series include:

  • Bumps in the Night: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements, Government Enforcement, and Litigation (Date: July 18, 2018)
  • While You Were Sleeping: Ever-Changing Cybersecurity Threats and What You Need to Know Now (Date: August 22, 2018)
  • Cybersecurity Is Not One Size Fits All: Addressing Night and Day Differences for Solos/Small Firms, Megafirms, Companies, Government, and Nonprofit (Date: September 12, 2018)
  • What Clients Want: Cybersecurity Requirements You Never Dreamed Of (Date: October 17, 2018)

For more information or to register, please visit: https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=325788449

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