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Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Open Source Software

Webinar, April 18, 2018, 12 p.m. CDT
Data shows that most companies are significantly under-counting their use of open source software (OSS), leading to potential legal and security concerns that need to be respected, monitored, and — if needed — resolved.

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Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

On-Demand
Hunton & Williams LLP has posted an on-demand webinar discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently released cybersecurity guidance.

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Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

Webinar
Troutman Sanders speakers will cover the ongoing evolution of the legal landscape for data-based products, so that organizations can continue to succeed in their development of data-based products.

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Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

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Cybersecurity protections are becoming a serious factor in client decision-making at law firms, and large firms stand to lose business if they don’t take care of cybersecurity.

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FTI Consulting’s Advice from Counsel Study Examines Data Privacy and Security

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Fortune 1000 corporations worry about budget, GDPR compliance, data security and other information fovernance initiatives, according to the 12th Advice from Counsel study from FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Download: Are You Ready For The GDPR?

Download: Are You Ready For The GDPR?

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Zapproved says that half of all affected businesses won’t be ready for the May launch of the GDPR, putting them at risk of fines that can be as much as 4 percent annual corporate turnover, or €20 million &ndash whichever is greater.

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Webinar: Open Source Security and Compliance – Lessons Learned

Webinar: Open Source Security and Compliance – Lessons Learned

Webinar, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. CST
Flexera will present a complimentary webinar on how open source has grown to be a big part of the cybersecurity and legal portfolio.

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Webinar: Contractors and the New Era of Cyber Compliance

Webinar, Jan. 25, 2018, 2 p.m. EST
Washington Technology will present a complimentary webinar on Jan. 25, 2018, to discuss new compliance requirements for securing government data contractor networks.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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New Report Highlights Cyber Threat to US Electric Industry

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Critical infrastructure industrial control systems could be susceptible to a new type of malware, reports Morgan Lewis in its Power & Pipes blog.

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Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

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Former Manhattan lawyer Tor Ekeland traded in his fat paycheck for a not-so-lucrative private practice as one of a handful of defense lawyers who specialize in computer crimes.

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Webinar: The 2017 Open Source Year in Review

Event, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. EST
Black Duck will present a complimentary webinar reviewing the past year’s legal developments in open source software on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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Download: Greenwald on the Value of Privacy

Download: Greenwald on the Value of Privacy

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Zapproved has published a complimentary recap of the PREX17 keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, which explores the boundary layer between law and technology in the connected society.

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What Does Ransomware Cost Companies?

What Does Ransomware Cost Companies?

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Quantifying what ransomware costs companies can impact contract drafting and negotiation. Eric Begun of King & Fisher writes that a recent 10-Q filing provides insight.

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Former NSC Adviser Christopher Fonzone Joins Sidley in DC

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Sidley Austin LLP has added Christopher Fonzone to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. He joins Sidley from his former role as National Security Council (NSC) legal adviser and deputy assistant and counsel to the President.

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Supreme Court Leaves Holes in Anti-Hacking Law

Supreme Court Leaves Holes in Anti-Hacking Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to consider two cases concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), leaving certain questions unresolved regarding liability for computer hacking and the prospect for potentially harsh criminal and civil penalties.

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Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

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If data is trusted to a third party, the parameters of what is expected to keep your data safe should be memorialized in a contract with that service provider, writes Marc C. Tucker of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.

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You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

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While the majority of businesses at risk for criminal hacking are major institutions that deal with a lot of data – such as banks – the idea that small and midsize businesses aren’t a target is mistaken, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

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A recent federal class action suit filed in Pennsylvania against Aetna and its vendor illustrates several new privacy and security considerations for vendors and their customers, writes Eric Begun of King & Fisher.

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Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

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The Equifax data breach happened because a single employee failed to implement software fixes, the company’s former chief executive told members of Congress.

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