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Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Understanding the Basics to Practice (and Outsource) Ethically and Safely

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: September 20, 2021
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  • Ethical obligations regarding client data, including Model Rules 1.1, 1.6 and 5.3
  • Cybersecurity threats in the law firm setting
  • Steps you can readily implement to better secure client data
  • For outsourcing data security, factors to consider when evaluating outside vendors
  • The importance of understanding the type of data you receive and related privacy requirements
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 20, 2021

Difficulty: Experienced Attorneys (Non-Transitional)


Data security, while crucial to a successful practice, can also be an intimidating topic to many practitioners. While this part of the practice is often outsourced, it remains an important topic for lawyers to understand in order to comply with their ethical duties of competence, confidentiality and supervision, so that the lawyer can properly evaluate whether he/she remains in compliance with ethical obligations irrespective of whether the task is handled in-house.

This program was recorded on September 20th, 2021.

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Kyriakos "Rock" Lambros

Founder & CEO
RockCyber, LLC

Kyriakos “Rock” Lambros is the CEO and Founder of RockCyber, LLC. He is a seasoned Cybersecurity and Information Technology executive with expertise in aligning Cybersecurity and technology strategy with enterprise business goals in order to reduce the risk of revenue to the organization. This includes building security programs, architecture, operations, threat intelligence, governance, risk management, compliance and incident response for (multi-billion dollar) global organizations with exceptional security requirements. Rock’s enterprise experience has spanned industries with vastly differing security and privacy requirements including energy, eCommerce, government, banking, and manufacturing.

Rock has served in several senior Cybersecurity and technology roles for global, multi-billion-dollar companies such as MPLX (a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation) eBay, Honeywell, General Dynamics Information Technology, Wells Fargo and Agilent Technologies. He built security programs from the ground up on multiple occasions and was a key contributor to M&A activities at multiple companies, including Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners. Rock oversaw multi-million dollar budgets, led successful defenses against highly-publicized denial-of-service attacks and built and managed large Security and Network Operations Centers.

Rock serves on the board of several stealth-mode startups as a corporate strategy and Cybersecurity advisor. He also co-chaired the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference from 2015 to 2017, A sought-after speaker, Rock has spoken at the annual RSA Conference, the largest cybersecurity conference in the world, and the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference. He has also appeared on panels at the CIO Energy Summit, the Future of Data Security webinar, and for events hosted by the American Council for Technology. He has also spoken for the ISSA CISO Mentorship series and at industry association local chapter meetings.

Rock is a member of ISSA, ISC2, the Cloud Security Alliance and OWASP. He graduated with an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University and received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Jill Stacey

Data protection Officer
Holland & Hart, LLP

Jill Stacey, FIP, CIPP/EU, CIPP/US, CIPM is the Data Protection Officer at Holland & Hart, LLP.

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April M. McMurrey, Esq.

Deputy, Regulation Counsel
Colorado Supreme Court Officer of Attorney Regulation Counsel

April M. McMurrey, Esq., is Deputy Regulation Counsel for the intake division of the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. Ms. McMurrey received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. Ms. McMurrey joined the Office of Attorney Regulation in 2001 as a law clerk. She was later promoted to the trial division, where she worked for seven years as an Assistant Regulation Counsel. Ms. McMurrey then worked in the intake division as an Assistant Regulation Counsel before being promoted to Deputy. Ms. McMurrey is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee, and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility’s Continuing Legal Education Committee.

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