Joseph M. Burton, Partner, Duane Morris LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group's Cyber Security Breaches: Consequences for Your Firm in 2016 and Beyond

New York, NY, July 30, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joseph M. Burton, Partner, Duane Morris LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cyber Security Breaches: Consequences for Your Firm in 2016 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for December 1, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

Many businesses and organizations will continue to be at great risk of losing large amounts of confidential data to well organized and sophisticated cyber criminals. Such breaches will have serious financial, legal, regulatory, and reputational consequences.

Breaches of information security and individual privacy continue to increase in severity and frequency. In 2014, several companies where cracked* and many more hacked. In August 2014, a breach of Community Health Records resulted in theft of 4.5 million records of patients, and in November 2014, Staples, Inc. was cracked resulting in the theft of 1.2 million credit and debit card records.

Fundamentally, these breaches represent a lack of education of the public regarding basic security, a lack of diligence of companies regarding their own and their customer’s security, and the sophistication of crackers many of whom increasingly are part of sophisticated national and international criminal groups.

Cyber security risks include new malware in older computer code, such as Heartbleed / OpenSSL and Shellshock / Bash, exploitable flaws in the IPv6 protocol, rootkits, bootkits, and bots (which the US government uses to spy on the public), espionage ware, ransomware, third party attacks, and malvertising. Crackers and state sponsored or politically motivated attackers also will continue to use more sophisticated methods of evasion and diversion. At risk of attack are Mobile to Mobile communications in automated industries like power generation and oil or gas extraction, new wearable technologies, infrastructure of The Internet of Things, big data and analytics servers (‘salami attacks’), cloud services, mobile technology, social networks, retail sales and payment systems (ATM), open source software, and web technology. In addition, anonymous data being collected through social networks, security cameras, credit-card transactions, and other means can be united sufficiently to pose a threat to individuals, corporations, and governments. However, a significant and rapidly emerging risk is the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stored by healthcare organizations.

In a two hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the methods used in Cyber Security Breaches with emphasis upon the Consequences for Your Firm in 2015 and beyond. In addition, speakers will provide insight into the latest trends and best practices in mitigating and dealing with Cyber Security Breaches.

* Cracker – A computer hacker who carries out illegal and malicious breach of computer systems to steal or damage property.

Key topics include:

• Growth and Development of Cyber Security Breaches
• Understanding the Goals of Breach Perpetrators
• Understanding the Principal Cyber Security Vulnerabilities
• Cyber Security Breach Methods of Attack
• Understanding the Real Financial, Legal, and Reputational Risks of a Breach
• How to Identify Your Particular Breach Vulnerabilities and Risks
• How to Best Reduce Your Risks From A Breach
• Avoiding Common Failures & Pitfalls
• Overview and Direction of Cyber Security Litigation

About Joseph M. Burton

Joseph M. Burton is a Partner in, and the former Managing Partner for, the San Francisco Office of Duane Morris LLP. He is a nationally recognized legal expert on issues of Data Security. He brings more than 25 years of experience to handling the full range of issues which may arise from any civil or criminal Data Security matter. This deep background and experience allows him to (1) assist individuals and businesses to understand and properly exercise their rights and responsibilities regarding the security of digital information; (2) provide advice concerning all aspects of the prevention, detection, investigation, and response to data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents and ; (3) provide advice regarding compliance with statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements related to Data Security and privacy.

About Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges.

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