Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

The task force examines risks posed by criminals, terrorists and nations that hope to steal personal and financial information, disrupt critical infrastructure, and wage a new kind of warfare on a battlefield of ones and zeros.

Order Now - The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

The new second edition of this book will enable you to identify potential cybersecurity risks and prepare you to respond in the event of an attack.

ABA Cybersecurity Handbook, Second Edition Co-Editor Jill Rhodes discusses how the new Handbook can help you defend your data.

ABA Cybersecurity Handbook, Second Edition Co-Editor Jill Rhodes discusses how the new Handbook can help you defend your data in the latest National Security Law Today podcast episode. Rhodes is the Vice President & CISO at Option Care, a multibillion-dollar healthcare company. She previously served as a Foreign Service Officer as US AID and worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in roles including the deputy chief of staff for the ODNI and the assistant deputy director of national intelligence for education and training.

In this podcast episode, Silliman speaks about telecommunications and big firms as both "victims and victors" of cyber attacks.

Craig Silliman is Executive Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel at Verizon. He has served in senior roles at Verizon for years, and previously worked at the law firm of Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott and was taught telecommunications regulation at American University. In this podcast episode, Silliman speaks about telecommunications and big firms as both "victims and victors" of cyber attacks. He also discusses Carpenter v. United States and the potential for a Supreme Court ruling.

Vendor Contracting Project: Cybersecurity Checklist

The objective of this Checklist is to assist procuring organizations, vendors, and their respective counsel to address information security requirements in their transactions. The Checklist frames the issues parties should consider consistent with common principles for managing cybersecurity risk. The Checklist contemplates transactions from due diligence and vendor selection through contracting and vendor management. It suggests that cybersecurity provisions are not “one-size-fits-all,” but should instead be informed by parties’ assessment of risk and strategies to mitigate risk. The ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force recognizes that cybersecurity is a dynamic subject, and we expect practitioners will modify and supplement the Checklist to reflect the particular regulatory requirements and business needs of their clients.

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ABA Journal Series

Digital Dangers is a joint production from ABA Journal and the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force on cybersecurity for lawyers.

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

Message from Past President Laurel Bellows

"We live In a world where our national security is threatened by cyberterrorists, and where private enterprise is forced to respond to cybertheft of intellectual property on a daily basis. The ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force is examining risks posed by criminals, terrorists and nations that seek to steal personal and financial information, disrupt critical infrastructure, and wage cyberwar. When our national security and economy are threatened, lawyers will not stand on the sidelines."- Laurel Bellows Past President, American Bar Association