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March 17, 2020

ABA webinar offers lawyers, firms critical guidance on cybersecurity when working remotely

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2020 — As the U.S. response to COVID-19 shifts to one of mitigation, many employees, including lawyers, are asked to work remotely. Attorney productivity needs to be accompanied by attention to data security to ensure client and firm information is protected from data breaches.

The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and the ABA Health Law Section will conduct a webinar, “Remote Working in a Time of COVID-19: Cybersecurity Issues You Need to Know,” at noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.

A panel of legal experts will discuss how firms can be sure they have the right tools for its lawyers to work safely from home. Panelists include:

  • Moderator Ruth Hill Bro, privacy and security lawyer and co-chair of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
  • Christine Lyon, partner at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, California, in the firm’s privacy and data security practice
  • Dr. Aileen Marty, professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, specializing in infectious diseases and travel medicine
  • Jill Rhodes, vice president and chief information security officer at Option Care Health, and formerly with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Department of Homeland Security

The webinar is free for ABA members, $199 for nonmembers. There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected].

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