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Cybersecurity During COVID-19 and Working From Home: If You Think It’s Not Your Problem … You’re Wrong!

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Do you and your firm feel that cybersecurity issues are not pressing issues that you must concern yourself with?

Maybe that used to be the case, but during the current pandemic, with so many people working from home and telecommuting, cybersecurity issues are EVERY lawyer's concern both from a practical and ethical standpoint.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What is Cybersecurity?
  • Whose problem is it?
  • What are the issues lawyers and firms are facing?
  • Why should lawyers and firms care about it?
  • What resources are available?

Our expert panel will address the steps that lawyers can take to protect themselves and their clients, ethical considerations, scams and hacks that they must look out for ... AND MORE!!!

Lecturer Bios

Mark B. Rosen, Esq.

Mark Rosen's practice includes the representation of chief executive and senior level executives as well as academics. He represents clients in their employment negotiations and contracts.

Mr. Rosen is a former assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's office where he spent his time in the Investigations, Trial, Grand Jury and Rackets Bureau. He has been on the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for more than fifteen years. Mr. Rosen teaches Evidence, Constitutional Law and security related law courses. He has lectured on law, security and terrorism matters for the United Nations. He is currently developing legal training courses for United Nations diplomatic mission personnel. He developed and designed a course on Terrorism and the Law which has been sold out each semester it has been offered at John Jay.

Mr. Rosen conducts continuing education courses on Evidence for Forensic Psychiatrists at NYU/Bellevue and has developed and conducted numerous continuing legal education courses. Mr. Rosen is a graduate of Alfred University and Brooklyn law School. He is an active member of NYCLA and has conducted numerous CLE courses on such topics as Electronic Discovery, Terrorism, Federal Practice and others for the association. In addition, he developed and moderated a CLE course titled "Criminal Law Update" now in its third year at John Jay.

John D. Cohen

John D. Cohen currently serves as a Senior Expert on Global Threats for the Argonne National Laboratory. He is also an on-air expert for ABC News on homeland security, terrorism, counterintelligence, and law enforcement issues and was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown University Security Studies Program. Until recently he served as a Distinguished Professor of Professional Practice in Criminal Justice in the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and Director of the University’s Center for Critical Intelligence Studies.

Cohen has over three decades of experience in law enforcement, counter-intelligence, and homeland security. Mr. Cohen has studied mass casualty attacks and is currently studying the impact of Internet-based communications technologies on crime and homeland/national security. He served as the Acting Under-Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Counterterrorism Coordinator for the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During his time at DHS, Mr. Cohen was a direct adviser to the Secretary and he oversaw the development and implementation of a number of high visibility Department-wide crime prevention, counterterrorism, counter-intelligence and border and transportation security initiatives. Mr. Cohen also led the Department’s efforts to establish multi-disciplinary programs focused on: countering violent extremism; preventing and responding to mass casualty/active shooter attacks; improving information sharing; and expanding DHS’ interactions and collaboration with state and local law enforcement organizations, private sector companies and faith-based organizations. Previously Mr. Cohen served as the Senior Advisor to the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he authored and coordinated the implementation of key components of the 2007 White House National Strategy for Information Sharing.

Mr. Cohen has an extensive background in homeland security and law enforcement operations and policy development. He was Senior Homeland Security Policy Advisor to a number of State and local officials including Governor Mitt Romney of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Janet Napolitano, Governor of the State of Arizona. In 2004 he was selected by the National Journal as one of the “100 Key People in Homeland Security.” He was also named “Law Enforcement Person of the Year,” by Law Enforcement News for his work in developing and establishing a national non-emergency number, 3-1-1. He has worked within the private sector and has held a variety of government positions including: Special Agent, Office of Naval Intelligence; Police Detective and Patrol Officer, City of Gardena, CA; Senior Investigator, House Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States. He is the recipient of a number of awards and commendations including the Drug Enforcement Administration “Administrator’s Award,” The South Bay “Medal of Valor,” and the Department of Homeland Security’s “Distinguish Service Medal.”

Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson has worked in information technology developing advanced training materials, college level curricula, and taught numerous courses in computer programming languages and information technology. Guy’s first programming job was converting 7080 Autocoder programs to IBM 360 Assembler, he then moved on to easier languages like COBOL, RPG, APL, C and C++, to name a few.

Guy has been a team member or manager of countless software development projects, served on a division board at the ITAA (Information Technology Association of America, later becoming the Cybersecurity Industry Alliance The ITAA merged with the Cybersecurity Industry Alliance and the Government Electronics Industry Association and then in 2009 merged with the American Electronics Association to form TechAmerica). He was a founding member of NYSIA (New York Software Industry Association), set up and oversaw a multi-state paid internship placement program for college students working towards degrees in information technology, and still found the time to manage and work in his own computer software development company. Guy’s clients have included Merrill Lynch, Milbank Tweed, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Barclays Bank, Dun and Bradstreet and many other entities in the financial sector for whom he developed “crown jewel” programs.

While process automation and “puzzle solving” have provided a great deal of intellectual satisfaction, something was lacking! In the 1970’s Guy lucked into an opportunity to engage in a long forgotten, but not dismissed, activity that has brought parts of everything he has ever learned together. What could it be? Golf! For Guy, golf is geometry, physics, goal setting, problem analysis, risk/reward evaluation, adapting to human and environmental obstacles, the ability to recognize behavioral patterns which motivate action and much more. Golf sometimes necessitates a level of social interaction that can be uncomfortable. It also demonstrates that a solution is little more than “a point of view that works” and that a working solution does not preclude the possibility of better solutions based on dissimilar or divergent points of view.

Testing this theory has driven Guy to study golf as if it were a programming methodology/language. He has become certified as a Master Golf Teaching Professional® with the United States Golf Teachers Federation, a Level 1 Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute, a Level 1 Coach with the First Tee of America, a U.S. Kids Golf® Certified Coach and to author a book for beginner golfers. He has given countless private and group lessons and clinics for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Guy believes that he path to a positive resolution is an attribute or property of the the solution that gets you to the goal. A notion should not be dismissed out-of-hand simply because it comes from a source whose credentials you believe are inconsistant with creating a positive outcome or because it indicates fault for the contingent you represent. Cross-discipline analytical thinking can often be as helpful to problem resolution as any other method.

Harumi Urata-Thompson

Harumi Urata-Thompson is founder and CEO of HUT Consulting. She specializes in leading and advising companies on taking innovative paths to achieve strategic, operational and marketing success in their businesses. Currently, she is consulting to and serving on the board of directors of several companies. In addition, she acts as mentor to a number of people and speaks at numerous events. Subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Outerspace, Cross-border Business, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Prior to starting HUT Consulting, Harumi was the Chief Operating Officer for CFA Society New York (previously New York Society of Security Analysts), a nonprofit affiliate of the CFA Institute with 10,000 financial professionals. As COO, she was responsible for operating all aspects of the organization, and successfully improved its performance through offering better value to its members, instituting significantly better operating processes, developing corporate partnerships, and establishing a new business model for attracting revenues from sponsors. Before CFA Society New York, Harumi spent 14 years at Thomson Reuters where she held various positions including: Director at the corporate level overseeing innovation and managing a portfolio of mobile products across divisions; Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Healthcare and Science business, where she oversaw all management activities of five business units, including acquisitions, business and product management, and planning for an annual $900M budget covering 4,300 employees; and Product Manager looking after the company’s fixed income business, while launching the most significant product in this division’s history. Harumi began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, working in fixed income derivatives sales and mergers & acquisitions.

Harumi has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA, magna cum laude, in business from Sophia University in Japan. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Project Management Professional certified, an Advanced Communicator and Leader of Toastmasters, and bilingual in English and Japanese. Harumi has traveled extensively, plays piano, keenly follows performing arts.

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