Press Release August 22, 2017

Goodwin Discusses Cybersecurity Landscape and Client Data Safeguards at Black Hat Conference

Privacy + Cybersecurity partner Karen Neuman and counsel Jake Osborn were featured speakers at Black Hat, the world’s leading information security event, where thousands of hackers, law enforcement and information security companies gather annually to tout the latest in research, development and trends. Presenting to a group of some 200 on the topic of “White Hat Privilege: the Legal Landscape for a Cybersecurity Professional Seeking to Safeguard Sensitive Client Data,” the duo examined the legal landscape for cybersecurity professionals seeking to safeguard clients’ sensitive client data. Neuman and Osborn also were featured in a TV interview for online news site “Dark Reading,” which was streamed throughout the conference. 

Goodwin also co-hosted an interactive full-day training “dojo” with client Offensive Security, a performance-based information security training, certification and ethical hacking course provider. The “dojo” featured a session by security professionals touting how to use the Kali LUXS Nuke feature while Goodwin’s Business Litigation group leader and Privacy + Cybersecurity practice chair Brenda Sharton and Securities and White Collar partner Grant Fondo manned an interactive legal Q&A session covering topics ranging from GDPR and breach response to law enforcement requests for client data and privacy impact assessments, among many others. Technology + Life Sciences group leader Bill Schnoor also attended the conference.

Goodwin’s Privacy + Cybersecurity practice is one of the longest-standing privacy practices of any global 50 firm and has been ranked among leading law firms for privacy and cybersecurity, including by Legal 500 and Chambers. It fully integrates and leverages the firm’s core strengths, with the group’s lawyers coming from the technology, financial institutions, licensing, litigation and regulatory practices. The team has handled hundreds of data breach investigations, litigated landmark privacy cases, and defended clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general and federal data protection regulators. Goodwin provides clients practical advice on all aspects of information-related management, including the impact of GDPR and how to comply, the establishment of comprehensive privacy programs and compliance strategies when rolling out new products and services, audits, transactional due diligence and compliance with domestic and international privacy laws.

To learn more about how Goodwin can help your company address privacy and cybersecurity, contact Brenda Sharton, Chair of the Privacy + Cybersecurity practice.