Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts HACKED!:Cyber-Threats to Lawyers, Law Firms, and Their Clients


HACKED!:Cyber-Threats to Lawyers, Law Firms, and Their Clients

About the Event

As corporations have become more aware of threats to data security, and have installed systems and implemented procedures to safeguard their information, “black hat” hackers have looked for new, softer targets from which to steal. Their newest victims are the lawyers who represent corporate and private clients, and their firms. Legal organizations have been slow to implement data security, in part because many law firms run “lean” on information technology support, and because security systems and procedures are often expensive, cumbersome, and inconvenient for the individual attorney.

Lawyers and law firms can no longer afford the luxury of sloppy data security. Firm systems have been targeted by those seeking business advantage and by foreign organizations with broader intelligence and policy goals. The lines defining cyber-crime, cyber-espionage, cyber-terrorism and cyber-war have been erased.

Attend this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute seminar to learn about the threats facing the legal profession, and what both individual attorneys and their organizations must do to safeguard client information in a world of thieves, hackers, and cyber-anarchists. Application is pending for three hours of NY/NJ CLE, including one hour of ethics credit.


Lawrence A. Husick’s thirty- one years’ experience as a technology consultant, computer system designer, and software author, as well as his twenty-eight years of experience as an intellectual property lawyer give him a unique perspective on cybersecurity issues. As a Foreign Policy Research Institute Senior Fellow and Co-Chair of its Center for the Study of Terrorism, he applies his background in both law and technology to the understanding of terrorist tactics and counter- terrorism strategies. He is presently working on a book about evolving cyberwar and cyber-counterintelligence domains. He also co-directs the Institute’s Wachman Center Program on Innovation.

Mr. Husick holds a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Environmental Chemistry from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.



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Seminar Tuition payable to FPRI – $129.00

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Lawrence Husick

Lawrence Husick - Lawrence Husick is Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center’s Program on Teaching Innovation and a faculty member at the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Biotechnology Program of the Johns Hopkins University.