Clark Hill Attorney, David G. Ries, to Present at the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW, “Anatomy of a Data Breach: Analyzing Past Breaches to Minimize Risk” and "Security Practices That Won’t Bust Your Budget"

Jan 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA – Clark Hill attorney, David G. Ries will be presenting with Jennifer Woods of The Kraft Heinz Company and Sherri Davidoff, the CEO of BrightWise & founder of LMG Security at the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago on February 28th.

Anatomy of a Data Breach: Analyzing Past Breaches to Minimize Risk (8:45 AM to 9:45 AM)

There are a lot of people gunning for your data. In the war against data breaches, your best defense is to understand the past breaches – and keeping an eye on an ever-changing security horizon. Since the cone of silence around law firm data breaches shattered in 2016, firms have worked diligently to harden their security and devise incident response plans. This session will explore the life of data breaches from their inception though their discovery, response, remediation and recovery.

David G. Ries

Of Counsel, Clark Hill PLC

David G. Ries practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation.  For over 20 years, he has increasingly focused on cybersecurity, privacy, and information governance. He has recently addressed in his practice such current issues as information security and privacy programs and policies, contracting for privacy and security, response to security incidents and data breaches, digital and environmental forensics, admissibility of expert opinions, e-discovery, and defense of enforcement actions. He is a co-author of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2016) and Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2015), the editor of eDiscovery, Fourth Edition (PBI Press 2017)  and a contributing author to Information Security and Privacy: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011). He is a member of the American Bar Association's Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. 

Jennifer Woods

Data Privacy Counsel, The Kraft Heinz Company

Jennifer Woods is Data Privacy Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Company where she serves as the primary legal resource for the company’s global privacy program, including its GDPR compliance team.  She also supports the company’s e-commerce, digital innovation, and global digital and online growth teams.  Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Jen was an associate in the intellectual property and technology group of Clark Hill PLC where she advised clients on a variety of intellectual property and privacy-related issues, including breach response, website policies, mobile application privacy, cross-border data transfers, bring your own device, and written information security policies.  She also holds CIPP/US and CIPP/E (Europe) certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is an adjunct professor of privacy law and intellectual property legal writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. 

Security Practices That Won’t Bust Your Budget (10:45 AM to 11:45 AM)

"We can’t afford what you’re recommending."  Law firms say this all the time – but there are scalable ways to implement cybersecurity technology, policies, and practices that aren’t budget busters. There are many free and low-cost solutions to improve the security posture of your firm or organization. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn how much you can do for a relative pittance.

David G. Ries, Clark Hill PLC

Sherri Davidoff

CEO of BrightWise & Founder of LMG Security

Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of BrightWise and the founder of LMG Security. She has seventeen years of experience as a cyber security professional, specializing in digital forensics, penetration testing and security awareness training. Sherri has authored courses for the SANS Institute and Black Hat, and conducted security training for the FDIC, American Bar Association, Department of Defense, Google, and many others. Sherri is the co-author of “Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace” (Prentice Hall, 2012). She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, where she teaches cybersecurity classes. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

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