A Lawyer’s Guide to Cybersecurity in 2022

Date: Feb 24, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I115122

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)





Dr. Robert Spangler
Assistant Executive Director and CISO
New Jersey State Bar Association
is the Senior Director of Marketing for the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has more than 15 years of experience in print media, brand development and marketing, including more than 12 years’ experience with search engine placement and web technologies.

Dr. Spangler has been recognized in publications including the Washington Post as an expert in marketing and technology. His associations include the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, the Marketing Research Association and the Official Direct Marketing Association. He has lectured on brand development/marketing technology domestically and abroad.

Dr. Spangler received his BSBA and MBA in Marketing, Communications and Business Administration from Centenary College. He received his D.B.A. in Social Media Marketing from Walden University.
Lisa W. Spiegel, Esq.
NJICLE, New Brunswick

From the latest 2022 headlines to the “ABA TechReport 2021,” there is no doubt that the threat of a cybersecurity attack on both solo/small and large law firms is at an all-time high. On top of that, ABA Formal Opinion 483 starts with the following observation: “…the data security threat is so high that law enforcement officials regularly divide law firms and business entities into two categories: “those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Given the environment we live it, it’s no wonder most attorneys wonder “Am I being responsible and am I safe?” when it comes to cybersecurity and data privacy.

Get Up-To-Speed, Gain a Working Knowledge of the Most Important Things You Need To Know, & Get Protected Fast

Looking for a way to stay ahead of the curve, spot and avoid the most common data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and protect your law firm? You don’t need to be a technology genius - or even a tech-savvy person - to stay safe. In fact, generally speaking, the best protection comes from using some simple, time-proven strategies that anyone can apply. Join Dr. Robert Spangler, Assistant Executive Director for IT for the NJSBA and Lisa Spiegel, Esq., Associate Executive Director and a member of the CompTIA Blockchain Council, for some straightforward, simple procedures and information that will protect you from most breaches.

Cybersecurity Topics Include:

  • Cybersecurity Issues in Remote Working Environments
  • What is a data breach, and what does it really mean to be “hacked?”
  • How can you avoid the breaches that were most common in 2021?
  • Risk mitigation strategies for staying safe, and the best practices for you, your partners, your associates and your support staff for keeping your firm secure
  • Software that can help you protect against breaches
  • The importance of cybersecurity insurance
  • Your breach response plan

Data Privacy Topics Include:

  • Data Privacy Issues in Remote Working Environments
  • The latest privacy regulations you may be subject to and need to know about (CCPA, NY Shield, GDPR, etc.)
  • How to spot data privacy issues
  • Software that can protect you, and software that can expose you to risk
  • Key strategies you need to use to understand the risk you may have
  • Privacy risks in digital communication platforms (Zoom, email, etc.)
  • Your breach response plan

Emerging Technologies Include:

  • Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain in Business, Healthcare, Data Privacy, and more
  • The Internet of Things/Connected Devices
  • NFTs, All things Cryptocurrency, and Other Related Tech
  • The Cloud/Azure/AWS/Google/Meta
  • Videoconferencing Pros & Cons

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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