LegalFuel Speaker Series: Cybersecurity for the Everyday Lawyer





Approved for 1.0 hours of General CLE Credit including 1.0 hours of Technology CLE credit and 0.5 hours of Ethics CLE credit.


Presented by: Alfred Saikali

It is no secret that cyber attackers consider law firms to be rich sources of valuable data. Escalating risks and client expectations mandate that regardless of firm size, lawyers treat cybersecurity as a core element of their legal practice.

How much protection you need depends on the state of your technology systems, legal considerations such as applicable ethical rules, government and industry regulations, data protection laws, and client security requirements. It is also crucial to consider and strike the appropriate balance between security and operability. Although cost is certainly a factor, many essential steps are scalable and affordable for all firms.

This presentation will focus on 10 practical steps that will enable the smaller firm to identify its risks, take appropriate action, and protect its systems and clients.

I. Introduction
II. LogicForce Survey – The Bad News
III. LogicForce Survey – The Good News
IV. Lawyers are Under Attack
V. What do the hackers want?
VI. What can small firms do to protect themselves


Al Saikali is Chair of Shook Hardy and Bacon’s Privacy and Data Security Practice, Al has gained the trust of clients challenged by data incident response, privacy litigation, and compliance with the myriad laws governing sensitive information. Outside his client practice, Al is Chair Emeritus of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 11: Data Security and Privacy Liability. Tasked with developing guides to help organizations minimize their privacy and data security liability risks, the working group includes leading practitioners in privacy and data security law, regulatory authorities and information security experts. Al also serves as the current chair of The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Technology.

Al is a Fellow of Information Privacy, a Certified Information Privacy Technologist and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He maintains a blog, Data Security Law Journal, where he regularly posts about legal developments and trends in data security and privacy law. He serves on the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Bar Board and is an active member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force. He also is a member of Law360’s Privacy & Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board and teaches cybersecurity law at St. Thomas University in Miami.

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