RSAC Law Track Recorded Sessions 2018

    RSAC Law Track Recorded Sessions 2018

    RSAC Law Track Recorded Sessions 2018

    Recorded Sessions from the Law Track of the 2018 RSA Conference
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    RSA Conference 2018 Recorded Law Sessions

    Co-Sponsored by the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law

    Not for CLE credit



    Emerging Security Management Challenges for Executives

    April 17, 2018 | 2:15 - 3:00 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2| LAW-T08

    Understanding developments in the law associated with cybersecurity is crucial for all cyber-professionals. This session will feature four of the leading experts in the law of cybersecurity, including the general counsel of the NSA and the former general counsel of Crowdstrike. This session will address cutting-edge issues such as surveillance, vulnerability disclosures, medical device security and IoT.

    Moderator: Daniel Sutherland, Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security/ Office of the General Counsel

    Panelists: Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security, Department of Justice

    Steve Chabinsky, Partner at White and Case, White & Case LLP

    Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel, National Security Agency


    Hack Back for Good, Not Vengeance: Debating Active Defense for Enterprises

    April 17, 2018 | 3:30 – 4:15 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2| LAW-T10

    Governments have long used active defense to protect the nation-state, but enterprise use is still debated because many fear unregulated vigilantism. A recent bill has been proposed to allow corporations to hack back when under threat of persistent attacks. Panelists will debate active defense methods organizations can use to protect their data without posing a threat to personal or public safety.

    Moderator: Steven Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

    Panelists:  Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

    Dr Angelos Keromytis, Program Manager, DARPA

    Salvatore Stolfo, CTO, Allure Security Technology, Inc.


    Internet of Wild Things – A Mock Trial

    April 18, 2018 | 8:00 - 8:45 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2| LAW-W02 

    Personal Adventures’ product creates a virtual reality experience including tactile stimulation. As the battery gets older a software bug lets it overheat during use, possibly causing a fire, providing a session that is hotter than intended. Owners exposed to fire contacted an attorney who has filed a class action to establish a fund to recompense each owner as they come forward.

    Moderator: Hoyt Kesterson, Senior Security Architect, Terra Verde

    Speakers: April Doss, Senior Minority Counsel, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    Andrew Peck, US Magistrate Judge, US District Court Southern District of New York

    Steven Teppler, Attorney, Partner, Abbott Law Group

    Calculated Risk – How AI is Rewiring Business, Law and Security

    April 18, 2018 | 9:15 - 10:00 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2| LAW-W04

    This session will examine how AI can and will infringe on personal privacy and security right now, in the next stage of growth including IoT data and government data collection, and in the long run when AI and data intrusion eliminate anonymity. The speaker will analyze how law and code may slow and shape this process, and how criminal/hostile parties may exploit AI analysis of personal data.

    Moderator: Theodore Claypoole, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

    Panelists: Michael Troncoso, Managing Counsel, Health Sciences/Cybersecurity Counsel, University of California

    Stephen Wu, Shareholder, Silicon Valley Law Group


    The New Barons of Cyberspace: ICO Creators and Ransomware Authors

    April 18, 2018 | 1:45 - 2:30 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-W12

    A massive amount of capital is flooding the cyber-highways. New organization and business models allow for an emerging class of baron. Creators with new ideas have started raising millions, while adept extortionists take easy pickings from bewildered victims. Understanding these new barons is a challenge for law enforcement and our society. This talk will give you their profiles—or mugshots—and a little more.


    Alan Cohn, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

    Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder, Chainalysis


    Swimming in a sea of enemies – The Dilemmas of the Threat Researcher

    April 18, 2018 | 3:00 - 3:45 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-W14

    Threat researchers can find themselves in dicey situations they are unprepared for. This talk will discuss actual ethical and legal dilemmas of threat researchers including consorting with and deceiving criminals, groping thru stolen personal data, turning a blind eye to criminal activity, wandering into compromised systems, and the ultimate worse case: being corrupted and arrested by the FBI.

    Moderator: Chris Dollase, VP, Deputy General Counsel, Mimecast

    Speakers: Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Researcher, F5 Networks

    Beth George, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


    Gamification: Emerging Regulation (aka “Make Money and Avoid Jail”)

    April 19, 2018 | 8:00 - 8:45 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-R02 

    Social gaming, skill gaming and fantasy sports are exploding. Everything is becoming “gamified.” Unlicensed gambling is prohibited. What distinguishes “real” gambling from these other forms? Do virtual currencies matter? What are we seeing in the marketplace? How are laws evolving in this area, and how can data analytics be used to manage risk and compliance? What can we learn from other contexts, and what are the implications going forward?

    Speaker: Behnam Dayanim, Partner, Global Co-Chair Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Paul Hastings LLP


    Cyber-Litigation 2018: Recent Cyber-Cases in Federal Courts and Agencies

    April 19, 2018 | 9:15 - 10:00 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-R04 

    The lead briefer for DoD’s annual two-day update of key cases and appeals on cybersecurity and other IT/IP issues will provide functional rapid-fire summaries of critical aspects of these court and regulatory decisions impacting companies in the cybersecurity sector. No prior legal expertise required. Attendees will learn actionable issues and findings of recent—sometimes unpublished—cases.

    Moderator: Richard Aldrich, Cyber Security Policy and Compliance Analyst, Booz, Allen, Hamilton/DoD OSD

    Panelists: Julie Bowen, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, The MITRE Corporation

    Steve Black, Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation, Texas Tech University School of Law


    A Call To (H)arms: The Cry for Harmonization of Security and Privacy Laws    

    April 19, 2018 | 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-R12

    This panel will explain why current legal and regulatory regimes don’t work, and why a radically redesigned process is required. A new “quantum policy” using a “multi-stakeholder model,” which has successfully harmonized other competing and inconsistent global systems, can create more understandable, adaptable and responsive systems, which will better achieve privacy and security objectives.

    Moderator: William Rogers, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP 

    Panelists: April Doss, Senior Minority Counsel, Senate Select Committee On Intelligence 

    Ralph Poore, X9F1 Vice Chair, X9 Financial Services 

    Charles Wood, Attorney and Security/Privacy Consultant, InfoSecurity Infrastructure, Inc. 


    Customer Losses: Who’s Going to Sue You (And What You Can Do About It)

    April 19, 2018 | 3:00 - 3:45 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-R14

    Financial institutions need to secure their own infrastructure, but that’s only part of the solution—and not enough. Individual clients are losing millions, and banks, title companies and law firms are being sued by clients for negligent security practices. This session will present threat models, security standards that need to be followed, and ways to reduce risk of the hack and being sued.

    Moderator: Randy Sabett, Attorney, Cooley LLP

    Speakers: Judith Pinto, Director, Promontory Financial Group

                James Denaro, Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property, PhishMe

                Avivah Litan, VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner


    Cybersecurity and International Trade: The New Landscape

    April 20, 2018 | 9:00 - 9:45 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-F01

    Regulations increasingly reflect the reality that information security is a global affair. This panel will provide an overview of three critical areas of commercial regulation related to global cybersecurity: trade agreements, export controls and non-US laws. The panel will provide status updates for each rapidly evolving area and recommendations for positive regulatory approaches.

    Moderator: Harley Geiger, Director of Public Policy, Rapid7

    Panelists: Cristin Goodwin, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

    Sana Ali, Manager of Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Policy, Information Technology Industry Council

    Danielle Kriz, Senior Director, Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks

    IoT & Critical Infrastructures: a collision of fundamentals?

    April 20, 2018 | 10:15 - 11:00 am | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-F02

    SMEs from law and technology policy will examine the challenges of competing interests in IoT/IIoT deployment, including the proliferation of standards, the risk of elevation of revenue over responsibility and the threats to the realization of the connected technologies’ promise from failures to understand the risks inherent for consumers, businesses and infrastructures and society at large.

    Moderator: Robert Martin, Sr. Secure SW & Technology Principal Engineer, MITRE Corporation

    Panelists: Dr. Allan Friedman Director of Cybersecurity, NTIA / Dept of Commerce

    Bruce Heiman, Partner, Practice Area Leader, K&L Gates

    Steven Teppler, Attorney, Partner, Abbott Law Group

    Greg Fryer, Partner, Verrill Dana LLP


    Rethinking Employee Surveillance in a New Digital Era

    April 20, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 2 | LAW-F03

    The issue of data ownership and privacy is becoming increasingly complex. The growing trend by employers to incentivize employees with health and wellness devices in particular raises a number of ethical questions as employers use the data to negotiate insurance costs. This session will consider the implications from both the employees’ and employers’ perspective.


    Jason Straight, Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Cyber Risk Solutions, UnitedLex

    Natalie Pierce, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI and Automation Industry Group, Littler

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