By Phil Schenkenberg and Scot Ganow, Taft Law
September 17, 2020

A key partner for any security leader is the in-house legal team at your organization. Together, you have to make important decisions as your company evaluates and manages cyber risk and prepares for and responds to data-related incidents. The relationship often requires navigating a knowledge gap around specific technical cybersecurity elements that can increase the strain on an otherwise healthy partnership.

To that end, the Cyber Security Summit is hosting the half-day Cybersecurity for In-House Legal Counsel Seminar (3.25 CLE credits requested) for those counsels interested in learning how to strengthen their partnership with the security team by expanding on a foundational knowledge of the world of cybersecurity.

A firm understanding of terminology, process and function, will better position any in-house counsel to communicate more effectively with the security team and improve the decision-making and response process, especially critical when your organization experiences a security incident. 

This half-day seminar will be a CLE session and cover such topics as key cyber risks faced by businesses today, advising executives and the board, best practices for managing cyber risks in the contracting process, balancing data privacy and security, and effective crisis management. Presenters will come prepared to share their experiences on both sides of the gap, with real-life experiences and actionable takeaways.

To improve the partnership between the security and in-house legal teams, be sure to invite your favorite in-house legal counsel to join us at the Cyber Security Summit on October 26, 2020, for the “Cybersecurity for In-House Legal Counsel,” sponsored by Taft.

Phil Schenkenberg is the Minneapolis practice leader for the Taft law firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. Phil’s cybersecurity practice focuses on data governance, contract obligations, transactional due diligence and breach response. Phil is active on cybersecurity issues, including through his membership in InfraGard (Minnesota chapter). … full bio

Scot Ganow is co-chair of Taft’s Privacy and Data Security Practice. As a former chief privacy officer and leveraging more than 10 years of management and compliance experience in Fortune 500 companies, Scot brings a diverse business background to his privacy and data security practice. Scot has represented clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer reporting, construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. … full bio