Speaking Engagements

Privacy & Cybersecurity Readiness: What Every Real Estate Company Needs to Know

February 26, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Whether they know it or not, participants in the real estate industry today are involved with the gathering and management of data, directly or through partners, managers and other vendors.  Additionally, for many of the larger companies, it’s a matter of when – not if – they will suffer a data breach.

For participants in the real estate industry, the financial and reputational risks have never been higher. Mismanagement of data, however unwittingly, can lead to significant liability. Similarly, cyber attacks have only increased in frequency and sophistication. Goodwin’s Privacy + Cybersecurity team invites you to a panel discussion to hear about the threats and trends we see with, and protections we can bring to the table around, the use of data and the handling of hundreds of data security incidents in real estate and beyond. From improper management of data, to ransomware, wire fraud, scammers and state actors, Goodwin has seen it all.

This webinar will address not only the top data management challenges and cyber threats of the day, but also the safeguards that the real estate industry should consider to reduce risks in both areas and lower the likelihood of exposure to damage claims and litigation and regulatory actions in the aftermath of a cyber incident.

Our panelists include the Chair of Goodwin’s Privacy + Cybersecurity practice as well as the privacy lead in Goodwin’s DC office who is the former Chief Privacy Officer of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, and will discuss:

  • Today’s Top Cybersecurity Risks
  • Data Breach Preparedness and Response
  • Things you should know about data, but don’t, and best practices around the acquisition of assets that involve data and the protection and use of that data going forward
  • Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Collection of Data and Data Breach Response