Cybersecurity Skills for Lawyers

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An expert on cyber security, Attorney Joshua Rowland provides a comprehensive review of protection measures that are necessary for lawyers to defend themselves and their clients against cyber threats.

Mr. Rowland examines the effects of cyber attacks on the legal industry and offers helpful protective tips for lawyers practicing at any sized firm. These safety measures include the use of strong passwords, patching software, and encrypting data in order to effectively prevent the breach of confidential client information. Mr. Rowland carefully analyzes attorneys’ ethical duties to protect their clients’ information and evaluates several cyber precautions that combat common phishing and ransomware attacks.

This program offers an instructive and critical guide for lawyers to employ electronic security measures to protect themselves from hackers and ensure the protection of their own information as well as client data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discern the history of cybersecurity in the legal field
  • Understand your ethical duties as a lawyer to protect clients’ information
  • Apply protective measures to prevent cyber attacks

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Josh Rowland, Esq.

Law Offices of Josh Rowland, Esq.

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Employment Attorney, Joshua Rowland Esq. Durham, North Carolina (October 2017-Present)Legal ResearchCorporate Law Legal Education Course Development Cybersecurity Consultant, Fidelity Investments, Durham, North Carolina (December 2010 – Present)Cybersecurity ConsultingPrivacy Assessments Audit Coordination Data Analysis Policy and Procedure Development Identity and Access Management (IAM) Security Representative III (3 years) Anti-money Laundering InvestigationsCrisis Response Coordinator Security Device Programmer Physical Risk Assessments Security Representative I and II (2 years)Contractor Review ProcessBiometric Security Implementation Field Training OfficerGeneral Security Duties Police Officer, Moultonborough Police Department Moultonborough, New Hampshire (August 2006 - July 2010) Other Experience Durham County Bar AssociationLegal Aid of North Carolina, Student VolunteerNH Governors Commission on Domestic ViolenceEMT Certification (2010-2014)Fidelity Investments Leader Lab ParticipantFidelity Security TrainingHonors & Awards Distinction Award for Regional Investigations: ...

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