The issues are as current as recent headlines:
- Was your voting machine hacked??? Presidential candidate Jill Stein has asked for a recount in Pennsylvania.
- On October 21, 2016, consumers were unable to reach Netflix, Twitter, CNN and several other well-known websites. This was because Dyn, a provider of core Internet services for these sites, was in the midst of a global Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack via a botnet composed of malware-infected IoT devices such as DVRs, home monitors, and webcams.
- How private are your personal details when your Fitbit or Apple Watch broadcasts your heart rate and GPS location?
- Is our safety and privacy being sacrificed during the rapid spread of Internet-connected gizmos such as TV sets, security cameras, thermostats, refrigerators and even front door locks?
Join us to explore these issues, and to learn about efforts to address them by Congress, government agencies, and private standards-development companies such as UL.
Thank You to TPNG for hosting Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston’s presentation “Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)”
On September 22, 2016, Elman Technology Law attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston gave a presentation on “Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)” to the Philadelphia chapter of the Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG). Attendees included Information Technology professionals of varied interests and backgrounds – entrepreneurs, directors, consultants, analysts and more. The presentation focused on the importance of organizations having a proactive and holistic approach to cybersecurity, rather than on a reactive and top-down approach. A cost-effective method is to request a Cybersecurity Legal Audit, which Elman Technology Law offers as a service to clients. Gerry, Josh and the attendees shared their individual experiences and discussed potential problems and solutions to thorny legal and logistical cybersecurity problems. The presentation was well-received and Gerry and Josh are grateful to TPNG’s fine leadership for the opportunity.
For a free copy of our presentation (or to drop us a line), click here. To find out more about how Elman Technology Law can protect your company, call us at 610-892-9942.
The TPNG of Philadelphia has been in existence since 2003. Through TPNG, IT professionals support one another through generosity and camaraderie. The TPNG is a terrific opportunity to share business contacts, technology resources, and career information with like-minded professionals. Click here for TPNG’s LinkedIn page.
Elman Technology Law, P.C. is a boutique law firm located in Media, Pennsylvania. Our cybersecurity practice is an outgrowth of our extensive experience with intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and various protective agreements), and helping clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of online business law.
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Elman Technology Law is pleased to announce that Gerry Elman has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Technology Law for the year 2017.
Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulting in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Gerry has also been profiled in each edition of Who’s Who in America since 1988 and continues to be listed in SuperLawyers Pennsylvania for Intellectual Property Law.
Sept. 22, 2016 our Elman & Waterston to speak on Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box) at TPNG meeting in Philadelphia area
Every business, large and small, is investigating its cybersecurity. And increasingly, they’re investigating their employees, clients, vendors, and suppliers, too. If you haven’t seen a cybersecurity questionnaire yet, you soon will. You need to know more and do more than just checking a box. You need a security strategy permeating every part of your organization.
On Thursday, September 22, join attorneys Gerry Elman and Joshua Waterston of Elman Technology Law as they present “Cybersecurity Technical and Legal Challenges (You Can’t Just Check the Box)” to the Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG).
How? Follow this link to register. Note: walk-ins will NOT be allowed.
How Much? $10 through Friday, September 16 (early-bird price); $15 through Wednesday, September 21
Where? The TPNG will meet at the Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 View map here
When? September 22, 2016. Networking starts at 5:30, meeting at 6.
The TPNG of Philadelphia has been in existence since 2003. Through TPNG, IT professionals support one another through generosity and camaraderie. The TPNG is a terrific opportunity to share business contacts, technology resources, and career information with like-minded professionals.
Yesterday the European Union and the United States finalized a “Privacy Shield” agreement which enables companies to exchange personal data between the EU and US without violating the EU’s stricter privacy laws (last year the “Safe Harbor” policy was overturned by an EU court due to insufficient privacy protections for EU citizens.). Under this agreement, the US government monitors compliance by US companies, EU citizens can seek redress in US courts if they believe their privacy is being violated by a US company, and the US government had to guarantee that they weren’t secretly collecting data on EU citizens. The full “fact sheet” is here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/files/factsheets/factsheet_eu-us_privacy_shield_en.pdf
-Joshua D. Waterston, Esq.