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Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

The ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force serves as a clearinghouse regarding cybersecurity activities, policy proposals, advocacy, publications, and resources.

Brian Peretti Speaks to Task Force

On June 7, Roland Trope (co-chair, ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force) introduced Brian Peretti (Deputy Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer Director & Domestic and International Cybersecurity Policy Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection at the Department of the Treasury) to speak with the Task Force. In this discussion, Mr. Peretti discussed Treasury's recent report on cybersecurity risks caused by AI in the financial sector.

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Watch AI in the Legal Profession: Crash Course for Congress

On May 23, 2024, Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence co-sponsored the Governmental Affairs Office's panel, "AI in the Legal Profession: Crash Course for Congress." Featuring CSLTF's Gage Javier and Harvey Rishikof, this panel served as a primer for policymakers, offering a concise overview of generative AI's definitions and key concept. Panelists provided expert opinions to aid Congress as it seeks to develop federal legislation to ensure the U.S. will continue to maintain and defend its position as the most innovative and industrious country in the world while preserving cherished American liberties and mitigating potential risks.

Look Before You Leap: Reflections on Ill-Informed Introductions of AI and Other Digital Technologies

Co-chair of the Task Force Roland Trope and past Task Force member Candace Jones released an article examining enterprises introducing new technologies while failing manage the adoption of such technologies. These failures, in turn, prompted judicial and regulatory responses and initiatives in the fields of AI and cybersecurity. Read it now in the most recent edition of Business Lawyer.

Business Lawyer

Business enterprises, including law firms, frequently adopt and sometimes develop new digital technologies. A new technology is usually a mixed blessing. Its introduction may improve or add new capabilities to the enterprise. That’s the upside. But most new technologies are also honeycombed with flaws, limitations, deficiencies, and vulnerabilities (“faults”). Unless identified and remediated, faults may increase the chances the enterprise’s personnel will misuse the new technology with severe consequences. Unmanaged faults may also increase threats posed by bad actors (external or internal).

FBI Director Wray Discusses Cyber Threats

On April 9th, FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke before the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security on the bureau’s priorities, including cyber-attacks on the US infrastructure. He also discussed the importance of FISA Section 702 – a tool used to combat threats posed by foreign adversaries.

New Zealand Chief Privacy Officer Katrine Evans Spoke with CLSTF, April 5

On April 5, New Zealand's Chief Privacy Officer Katrine Evans spoke with the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Listen to her discussion with the Task Force today!

Importance of Digital Privacy in Light of Emerging Technology

Our privacy can be compromised not only by the information we choose to share about ourselves, but also by others sharing or even gathering information, such as contact information or pictures, of us. Violations of privacy like this can lead to identity theft, reputational damage, and harassment both online. As Cambridge Analytica demonstrated, privacy breaches can also be used to manipulate public opinion, threatening key government institutions and processes such as elections.

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The Power of your Philanthropy

Your gift will help support the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force in developing programming and resources to educate the bar and the public about cybersecurity and cyber threats.

Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, and the New Era of Information Sharing

Aired August 4, 2021. Moderated by Task Force Co-Chair Claudia Rast. Featuring Judge Terrence Berg (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan), Christopher Peters (Entergy), and Dan Sutherland (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency). From the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Co-sponsored by the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Private Sector Cybersecurity: The Changing Landscape

Aired August 3, 2021. From the Standing Committee on Law and National Security Women in National Security Law. Featuring opening remarks by Jennifer O'Connor (Chair, Women in National Security Law) and moderated by Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Co-Chair Maureen Kelly. Featuring Mieke Eoyang (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy), Hilary Hageman (Cubic Corporation), Kim Peretti (Alston & Bird), and Kemba Walden (Microsoft). Co-sponsored by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

Program Recordings

You can view program recordings, access on-demand programming, and learn more about other fast and future Task Force programming on our Events page.

FBI Cyber Alerts

Stay up to date with public alerts from FBI Cyber Outreach.

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Resources

Government policy and guidance, ABA policy and programming, and more cybersecurity resources for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABA COVID-19 Task Force

The ABA COVID-19 Task Force focuses on legal needs arising from the pandemic.

ABA Practice Forward Initiative

The ABA Practice Forward Initiative provides tools and resources to help move your practice and the legal profession forward during COVID-19 and beyond.

ABA Journal Series: 'Digital Dangers'

Cyber topics lawyers need to know, from practice management tips on cyber insurance to questions about decrypting digital evidence.

A joint production of the ABA Journal and the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.