Cybercriminals: Equal Opportunity Attackers

Concurrent Session 3B – Room 1A/B

About the Program
Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT department issue—it’s a business crisis. Law firms have become a prime target of cybercriminals who seek to profit using the confidential data with which law firms are entrusted. Clients, government agents, and ethics boards have taken notice.

This session aims to provide practical guidance on the preventative and responsive measures law firms and law schools should take to address this growing threat. In this program you will learn how to protect yourself against ransomware and other cyberattacks. You will also learn best practices to address vital data protection and security issues to protect your organizations. How we can best train our students before they head into practice? What responsibilities do lawyers and law firm staff have as data custodians?

Tegan Blackburn, Tegan Blackburn LLC, Avon
Bio coming soon!

Jessica de Perio Witttman, UConn School of Law, Hartford

Attorney Wittman directs all library operations and oversees information technology systems, equipment, and services for the UConn Law School community. Jessica also teaches Advanced Legal Research and Law Practice & Technology at the Law School. She received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to arriving to UConn in 2012 as the Director of Information Technology Services, Jessica was the Assistant Director for Academic Technology at The John Marshall Law School and was responsible for managing classroom technology, distance education, and media services. She has also created and taught distance education courses at the University of Florida Law School and at The John Marshall Law School. Jessica is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and Law Librarians of New England (LLNE). She has held leadership positions in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and has previously served as Chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section for AALL. Jessica has presented at AALL and other professional conferences on teaching legal research skills, educational technology, data security, and many other topics including, most recently, on diversity and inclusion in law libraries and law schools.