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The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook by The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms and Business Professionals, Second Edition is published by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force which is composed of ABA members with expertise in cybersecurity as well as government, technical and private sector representation. The Second Edition of this top selling cybersecurity book is a must read for anyone working in the field including private practice attorneys and associates, in-house counsel, non-profit and government attorneys and others. Since the release of the first edition published in 2013, cybersecurity breaches in law firms have made news headlines and clients are asking questions about lawyers' and firms' security programs. From the massive Panama Papers breach that led to the dissolution of the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm in April 2016 to the WannaCry and Petya Ransomware attacks, the latter that led to the several day work outage at DLA Piper in June 2017, it is imperative that attorneys understand the potential risk of weak information security practices to their practices and their clients. As hackers increase their capability to conduct cyber attacks, so must law firms step up their risk management game specifically in cybersecurity as a fundamental part of their sustainable business practices.Co-edited by cybersecurity leaders, Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt, former General Counsel of the Director of National Intelligence, The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms and Business Professionals focuses on many of the issues raised in the first edition, while highlighting the extensive changes in the current cybersecurity environment. Aside from the length of the book (about 30% more extensive than the prior edition), this edition includes a chapter on technology basics for the technologically challenged. This updated edition will enable you to identify potential cybersecurity risks and prepare you to respond in the event of an attack. It addresses the current overarching threat as well as ethical issues and special considerations for law firms of all sizes. The Handbook also includes the most recent ABA Ethics Opinions and illustrates how you should approach the subject of cybersecurity threats and issues with clients as well as when and how to purchase and use cyber insurance.
Call Number: KF318 .A7518 2017
Publication Date: 2018-10-07
What is CyberLaw?
Cyberlaw refers to many areas of law involving the use of computers and the Internet: electronic commerce and transactions, torts in cyberspace, cyberjurisdiction, Internet-related privacy, cybercrime and data security, Internet and software copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. What cyberlaw is NOT is merely applying law to new technology. "It is a lens through which broader conceptual debates can be re-examined, challenged, and potentially reconceived...Studying cyberspace legal issues forces us to rethink established legal doctrines...and question some of the premises that underlie our thinking about the law and the way that the law operates." (Bellia, Cyberlaw, p. 1)