1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
  • Type: Symposium
  • Presented by: Northern Kentucky University
  • Speakers: Kristin Hardy, Zachary Heck
  • Location:

Ran-Some, Lose-Some: Preparing for and Surviving Legal Requirements Surrounding Ransomware Attacks

Taft Dayton attorneys Kristin Hardy and Zachary Heck will speak at the 15th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium at Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 14. 

The interactive presentation is effectively an “anatomy of a ransomware attack,” and will highlight the legal, practical, and operational risks ransomware poses to organizations, how you can prepare companies for a ransomware attack, and what the regulatory and business landscape looks like when you are hit with a ransomware attack. The presentation will also cover the legal risks and procedures surrounding state AG investigations, civil litigation, and OFAC due diligence. Other topics include proper notification of employees, customers, third-party vendors, and insurance carriers.

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Hardy is an attorney in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance, trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark litigation, copyrights and various IP infringement matters, as well as WIPO UDRP matters. She advises clients on protecting their brands and proprietary information, while providing guidance regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for trademark portfolios, in addition to handling TTAB and litigation matters.

Heck focuses his practice on privacy and data security. Specifically, he assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, defense litigation, class action defense, and guidance in the aftermath of an information security event, including data breach. Heck has experience advising clients with respect to FTC investigations, federal privacy regulations such as HIPAA, FCRA, TCPA, and GLBA, as well as state laws governing personally identifiable information. Heck also speaks and writes regularly on cutting-edge data privacy and cybersecurity issues and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the field of United States and European Union privacy laws and regulations.

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