When the Government was facing a shutdown earlier this year, there was much speculation about the impact to cybersecurity. Certainly, cyberterrorists and other attackers would not stop or delay their attacks just because our Government had shutdown and there was concern that some of the Government’s cybersecurity functions would be shutdown, leaving the United States vulnerable. Luckily, the Government avoided a shutdown, but cybersecurity remains a key consideration in today’s world for all types of industries—including the legal profession.
Indeed, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) has several committees focusing on cybersecurity: The Public Contract Law Section’s Cybersecurity Committee, the Science & Technology Section’s Homeland Security Committee and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
On Monday, May 9, 2011, from noon to 1:00 pm, these ABA committees will host David Delaney, Deputy Associate General Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), in a joint teleconference program focusing on the latest developments in cybersecurity facing the DHS. Mr. Delaney’s responsibilities include advising senior leaders and program officers on legal and policy issues regarding the Department’s cybersecurity, infrastructure protection and related matters.
The program will be hosted by David Z. Bodenheimer, a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP and is sure to contain the key information you need to know about the latest developments in cybersecurity.