On June 6, the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, along with Seton Hall University School of Law, will host a timely and informative program, “Cybersecurity Insurance and Cybersecurity Risk Management.” The evening features two expert panels who will examine the developing cyber-risk insurance market. Panelists will address the potential legal liability for businesses victimized by cyber crimes, as well as the availability and scope of coverage for cyber-risk insurance policies.
Current Cybersecurity Issues and Laws Effecting Private Sector Industries Discussed at the Fifth Annual Gibbons E-Discovery Conference
On the heels of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the second panel discussion at the Fifth Annual Gibbons E-Discovery Conference dealt with pressing issues involving cybersecurity and their effect on private industries. Moderated by Gibbons Director and senior E-Discovery Task Force member Jeffrey L. Nagel, Esq., the panel opened with a presentation by Erez Lieberman, Esq., Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit and Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section, Office of the United States Attorney, District of New Jersey. Mr. Lieberman discussed several cases of high profile cybersecurity breaches in recent years and the government’s role in those cases.
Cybercrime has increased tremendously in the digital economy. “According to the American Society for Industrial Security, American businesses [are] losing $250 billion a year from intellectual property theft since the mid-1990’s.” There is a clear and growing threat of Chinese industrial espionage targeted at American companies. In a recent case, a Michigan couple was accused of stealing $40 million worth of trade secrets from General Motors and selling them to a Chinese car maker. Aside from hackers, the threat also exists within organizations from insiders. A recent study commissioned by Cisco found that “[i]n the hands of uninformed, careless, or disgruntled employees, every device that accesses the network or stores data is a potential risk to intellectual property or sensitive customer data.”
The Gibbons Institute Presents, “Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Changing Paradigms and New Challenges” – June 8, 2011
“Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Changing Paradigms and New Challenges” is an all-day conference featuring seven break-out sessions and over 35 speakers and panelists. This seminar is part of the Cybersecurity Law Project, a collaboration between the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall Law School, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which promotes specialized legal training in the emerging area of cybersecurity law to law students and practicing attorneys.