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CyberSecurity: Making Reasonable Efforts to Prevent Unauthorized Access to Client Data (Rule 1.6(c))

    Firm Events
  • June 21, 2016

Description: The Rules of Professional Conduct require us to make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent disclosure and unauthorized access to information related to our clients, but the newspapers tell us that companies and law firms are getting hacked.  The purpose of this presentation is to hear from the FBI about the top cybersecurity threats to businesses, the federal government’s current priorities with respect to cybersecurity and what we can do to mitigate our exposure and better protect our clients’ confidential information.

Speaker Bio:  Special Agent James Granozio joined the FBI in July 2003 and was assigned to the Newark Field Office where he investigated organized crime, public corruption and cyber crime matters. While on the cyber squad, Agent Granozio spent two years working as an undercover Agent targeting online child sexual predators leading him to become the Acting Supervisor. In 2009, Agent Granozio was deployed to Afghanistan where he operated as a hostage negotiator before being selected for a supervisory position in the FBI’s Cyber Division in Washington, D.C. In 2012, Agent Granozio was transferred to the Charlotte Field Office where he now investigates cyber national security matters and serves as FBI Coordinator for the Charlotte and Eastern Carolina InfraGard Chapters.