Business Law 101:  The Legal Realities of Poor Digital Security

Session 3 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm | room7

Are you part of the 80%?  That is, the percentage of companies with under 1000 employees who will experience losses from a cyber security incident.  The overwhelming value of most organizations comes from the value of information they use daily in their operations.  And in today’s world, that information is maintained in digital form.  Yet most do not consider digital security to be an organization-wide endeavor, or an operational risk to be addressed enterprise-wide.  But times are changing, as are legal obligations.

During this session, you will learn what the C-I-A of data is and why you need it.  You will also learn about the legal ramifications of, and the short and long term costs to your organization, when the information you rely upon to run your business is compromised.  With the insights gained in this session, you will be able to assess whether your organization is investing the right amount of resources to accept, reduce, or transfer digital risk with intention instead of waiting for the hammer to drop and responding in the heat of a crisis.

About Emily E. Duke

Emily is the founder of CyberSmart Law, a boutique firm that practices cyber law – working with small and medium-sized organizations on proactive solutions and working with victims of cyber-theft and identity theft.  She currently teaches a cybersecurity class at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and has taught cybersecurity at the U of M Law School.  Emily serves on the advisory board for the 2017 Cyber Security Summit and is also a co-founder of the Center for Cyber Resilience, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing information about digital security best practices and providing digital security education throughout the upper Midwest.  Emily has a B.A. in economics from Yale University and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.