Legal and other professional firms hold a vast wealth of confidential client information. While ethical rules have long required attorneys to protect confidential client information, the increased risk of cyber-attacks has changed the manner in which firms are required to monitor and protect confidential information. During this panel presentation you’ll learn
· Cyber security risks overview and how to create a protocol to prevent cyber-attacks.
· What’s expected of your firm with respect to monitoring network activity and implementing cybersecurity programs.
· How to evaluate vulnerabilities in systems.
· How create a data security plan for employees, including effective employee training and education.
· Overview of the bar discipline process and recent changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct.
· About common wire fraud schemes and the best practices in handling wire transfers.
· About insurance coverage and resolving litigation where there has been financial loss as a result of cyber-security breach or wire fraud.
· About new BBO initiatives and programs that are designed to improve the profession of lawyering in Massachusetts.
Joseph Berman, Esq., General Counsel of the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court, serving in that role since 2017.
Dan Fulton, Director of Operations for Aztech Consulting Group where he focuses on providing technical support and guidance to the legal industry in the greater Boston area.
Derek Boczenowski, Vice President of IT Audit with Compass IT Compliance and Belmont Savings Bank’s Information Security Officer, where he advises on IT security best practices.
Susan Novins, Esq., partner with the law firm of Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP, focusing her practice on commercial and general litigation, medical malpractice, employment law and litigation and general corporate law.