The SolarWinds/Orion supply chain attack, impacting an estimated 18,000 customers is but one reminder of the vulnerabilities lurking in third party vendors. In early 2020 over 200,000 current and former GE employees’ personal health information was breached via its document management vendor Canon Business Process Services. Breaches are inevitable but law firms are in the business of providing legal services, not cybersecurity and incident response. Join an interactive discussion on the implications of increased third party attacks and shifting focus in the legal industry from billable hours to building risk mitigation and resiliency planning.
Upon completion of this presentation, the attendee will
1. understand the implications of increased third party attacks;
2. understand how such attacks impact law firms; and
3. considerations for shifting focus in the legal industry from billable hours to building risk mitigation and resiliency planning.
Elizabeth Wharton, Chief of Staff at SCYTHE
Elizabeth (Liz) is Chief of Staff at SCYTHE where she serves as a strategic advisor for the CEO and member of the leadership team, building and maintaining cross-department relationships, crafting external initiatives, and driving day-to-day projects and tasks. She brings to SCYTHE over a decade of legal, public policy, and business experience within the information security and technology field. Prior experience includes VP Operations and Strategy for a third-party risk threat intelligence platform startup and serving as the Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City of Atlanta (Aviation). With the City of Atlanta, she was responsible for advising Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on technology policy and projects. She also served on the immediate incident response team for the City of Atlanta’s ransomware incident.
The former host of the “Buzz Off with Lawyer Liz” tech-focused radio show, Liz hosts SCYTHE’s CISO Stressed podcast. Outside of SCYTHE, she is a member of the Technology & Innovation Council with Business Executives for National Security, an executive with the ICS Village helping lead the Hack the Capitol conference, and is a member of the DEFCON CFP Review Board. She received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and her B.A. from Virginia Tech.
Who should attend:
Open only to InfraGard members and their guests. Particularly aimed toward lawyers, law firm managers, and other individuals related to the legal industry.