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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.

Watch The AI Trap: The Missing Guardrails for Lawyers

The AI Trap CLE

August 5, 2023 - Lawyers, law firms, and academia have embraced AI in a high-profile way – with AI systems passing law school exams, reviewing evidence, and nearly actively representing a client. With the increasing ubiquity of AI systems, the legal community must consider the ethical and professional risks and responsibilities as we embrace these new technologies. Watch this distinguished panel of experts discuss how the legal community must adapt to these new systems and what lawyers must know to protect themselves, their firms, their clients, and the public.

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Government Perspectives on Cyber - September 21, 2023

On September 21, 2023, the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force is cosponsoring the “Government Perspective on Cyber” panel. This panel will feature a wide range of government speakers from DoD, FBI, CISA, and a former DOJ AG addressing the latest cyber issues impacting the federal government. The panel will be held from 3-4:30pm in-person at Hogan Lovells (555 13th St NW, Washington, DC) and by webcast.

Attend the 2023 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics National Institute

The Cybersecurity Legal Task Force is proud to cosponsor the Science & Technology Law Section’s 5th Artificial Intelligence & Robotics National Institute, which will held at the Santa Clara Law School near San Jose, California on October 9-10, 2023. The Institute brings together law firms, government, and in-house attorneys as well as business leaders to cover exciting topics in AI and robotics law and policy as well as provide practical guidance and tools for practicing law and managing risk in the era of generative AI. Attendees can also look forward to 10 hours of CLE credits as well as 2 days of networking opportunities with colleagues.

Changes to European Cyber Security Requirements - Have you cracked it?

The Cybersecurity Legal Task Force is proud to co-sponsor the ePrivacy Committee's event, "Changes to European Cyber Security Requirements - Have you cracked it?" on October 19, 2023. In order to better respond to the growing threats posed with digitalization and the surge in cyber-attacks, the European Union is seeking to strengthen its security requirements, address the security of supply chains, streamline reporting obligations, and introduce more stringent supervisory measures and stricter enforcement requirements, including harmonized sanctions across the EU. Join Paul Lanois and James Russell from the Fieldfisher Silicon Valley team for a practical overview of the new requirements, whether you may be affected and what you can do to prepare.

AI Resolution 604 Unanimously Passes House of Delegates

The ABA took a strong stand on artificial intelligence and related issues during the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Resolution 604 sets out standards for the development and utilization of artificial intelligence products, services, and systems, and encourages transparency and accountability.

Vendor Contracting Cybersecurity Checklist

Vendor Contracting Cybersecurity Checklist (2nd)

The much-anticipated update to our popular 2016 Checklist includes a focus on small firms and is FREE for ABA Members.

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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.