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2020 Basics of Cyber-Attack Liability & Protecting Clients Interests

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Practice Management / Technology
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


Every company that stores files in the cloud, has a Web site, or engages in e-commerce is a data breach waiting to happen. Cyber attacks have become more frequent and more sophisticated, breaching even federal security agencies and global finance companies.  Every smaller company is constructively on notice that they may the next victim of a malicious breach. When that happens, clients often turn to their lawyers and ask, what now and are we liable? This program will provide lawyers with a real world guide to advising clients about data breaches – what they are, how to protect themselves legally, and what to do if it’s too late.

  • Framework of law of cyber security – sources of liability under federal and state law
  • What constitutes a data breach and your client’s obligation to protect against breaches
  • Data breach notification laws – what must you disclose and when
  • Risk of private causes of action and best practices to avoid
  • Policies, processes and agreements to protect against – or respond to a data breach

Speaker: Sue C. Friedberg, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Pittsburg, PA

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias, or Kansas credit.​


Speaker Bio

Sue C. Friedberg Related seminars and products

Sue C. Friedberg is a partner in the Pittsburg office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, where she is co-chair of Buchan’s Cyber Security and Data Protection Group.  She advises clients about rapidly evolving standards of care for safeguarding confidential information and responding effectively to security incidents that threaten to compromise their valuable or protected information.  She helps clients asses their data security risks and capabilities, develop information security programs, design incident response plans and prepare and update contracts. Ms. Friedberg earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburg School of law.

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