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Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself and Keep the Hackers at Bay


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Average Rating:
   89
Categories:
Cybersecurity
Faculty:
Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq
Duration:
01:30
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 3 month(s) after purchase.


Description

Approval for this program is still pending in UT. We will update as approval is received.

An attorney’s decision to use a computer tablet, a cloud-based service, a smart phone, a public Wi-Fi network, or a free email account in the furtherance of delivering legal services is not, in and of itself, unethical or necessarily a poor business decision. The real concern is with what the attorneys who use such tools do or don’t do with them. For example, portable devices, which includes backup drives, can be lost or stolen; rogue programs that capture banking passwords, encrypt your data, or steal your data can be unintentionally downloaded; and this list goes on and on. These kinds of breaches are often the result of common missteps such as lax security procedures, falling victim to a social engineering attack, and even simple ignorance about how a given device works or what a computer app or program really does. This ethics program will discuss various cyberattack vectors and share practical advice on how to manage the risk of a breach.

A Sampling of Attendee Takeaways:

  • An awareness of the numerous ways office computer networks can be breached.

  • An explanation as to why a firm’s efforts to prevent a breach can’t be left to IT support alone.

  • Identification of the basic steps one must take to try and prevent a network breach coupled with an understanding of an attorney’s ethical obligations to take such steps.   

  • Knowledge of how wire fraud occurs to include practical tips on how to identify and avoid these scams.

  • An understanding of backup best practices in light of ransomware threats.

Credits


Alaska
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Arizona
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Colorado
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.8 1.8

 


Delaware
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Georgia
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Idaho
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Indiana
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Kansas
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Maine
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Michigan
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Montana
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Nebraska
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Nevada
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


New Mexico
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


North Dakota
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


South Carolina
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


South Dakota
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Tennessee
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Texas
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


Vermont
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Virginia
General Credits Ethics Credits Well-being Credits
1.5 0

 


Washington
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 


West Virginia
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.8 1.8

 


Wisconsin
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 0

 


Wyoming
General Credits Ethics Credits
1.5 1.5

 



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Risk Manager

ALPS


Since 1998, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance. In his tenure with our company, Mr. Bassingthwaighte has conducted over 1200 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented over 600 continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States, and written extensively on risk management, ethics, and technology. Mr. Bassingthwaighte is a member of the State Bar of Montana as well as the American Bar Association where he currently sits on the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility’s Conference Planning Committee. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School.


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