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Top Cyber Ethics Expert Confirmed for June 29 CLE Webinar



David G. Ries wrote the Cybersecurity Chapter for the 2021 ABA TechReport.

Alta Pro is delighted to announce that one of the nation’s top experts in the emerging field of Cybersecurity Ethics will be the guest speaker at our June 29 CLE webinar.

David G. Ries is author of the Cybersecurity Chapter for the ABA TechReport 2021 and the book Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers (ABA 2016). In this webinar, Ries will examine surveys, statistics and trends data of the 2021 ABA TechReport to extract valuable pointers for keeping your practice safe, ethical and successful.

Attendees will learn how technology and cybersecurity affect their ethical obligations, including compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. They will discover best practices for safeguarding client data, maintaining technological competence, and running a virtual law practice. And they will learn how to put Cybersecurity Ethics into practice to protect their firms, clients and data.

Join us on June 29 for the free CLE webinar “Cybersecurity Ethics: Safeguarding Client Data in Today’s Emerging Hybrid Practice.” You’ll receive an insider’s tour of the American Bar Association’s annual TechReport, and you’ll learn how small firms are using technology to stay safe, successful and competitive. “Cybersecurity Ethics” features attorney David G. Ries, a contributing author of the 2021 TechReport and a long-time expert in law office cybersecurity. Ries will draw on his cyber expertise and drill down into the TechReport to extract valuable pointers for your practice. You’ll discover the 10 Basic Cyber Safeguards and 3 Bad Cybersecurity Practices to avoid at all costs, as well as four ABA ethics opinions that could save your law license. Join us on June 29. Register here.

About Our Presenter

David G. Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of technology, data protection, and environmental law and litigation. David served on the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. He is author of the Cybersecurity Section of the 2021 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.

David is a coauthor of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Ed. (American Bar Association 2016) and Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2015) and a contributing author to Information Security and Privacy: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011).

For more than 25 years, he has focused on cybersecurity law, privacy, technology, data protection challenges, and information governance. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has strongly encouraged attorneys to embrace technology – in appropriate and secure ways.

Dave speaks and writes nationally on legal ethics, technology, and cybersecurity topics. In May 2022, he presented “Cybersecurity Ethics: Safeguarding Client Data in Today’s Emerging Hybrid Practice” at the ABA Law Practice Division’s Spring Meeting.

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