February 26, 2018

Head of counterintelligence to discuss lawyers’ role in cyber threats at ABA breakfast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2018 — William R. Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will discuss how lawyers can be effective assets in the defense of America’s national and economic security at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

What:  
“Calling Lawyers to Action – The Legal Sector
as a Critical Ally for National Security”

When: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
8-9 a.m. ET

Where:
University Club
1135 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The rise of the internet-based economy has resulted in an unprecedented number of threats to American businesses that hold sensitive information. Diverse threats from malicious insider activity, hackers, organized criminal enterprises, business rivals and even foreign intelligence agencies can have a devastating impact on entire industries. Today’s lawyers must be proactive guardians of their clients’ most sensitive data.

Evanina will discuss how law firms, in-house counsel and individual attorneys can become more effective stewards of highly targeted data. He will also offer advice on where American legal professionals and their clients can safely report suspected espionage, sabotage and hostile threats.

Prior to being named director of NCSC in 2014, Evanina served as chief of the CIA counterespionage group and was a career FBI supervisory special agent.

There is no charge for media covering this event.  However, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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