2015 May

Digitization offers law firms significant opportunities, but also presents huge threats. While many of the top law firms are greatly progressing in their cyber security efforts, a vast majority of small to mid-sized firms still do not fully understand the risks and implications of failing to adequately protect their rich repositories of personal information, corporate secrets and intellectual property.

This presentation will provide a snapshot of IT Security threats facing law firms today and the importance of focusing on cyber security efforts.

Richard Martinez is an IT professional in the legal industry with 19 years of experience in infrastructure, cyber security, SEO/SEM/SEP, project management and team building. Holding a Certified Ethical Hacker certification and serving as the IT Manager in an Am Law 20 firm, he also consults with small to mid-size businesses on their digital efforts from attracting new clients to retaining, optimizing and securing their data once it is received. Previous roles in multiple Am Law 100 firms give Richard a unique perspective of the legal technology process from an out-sourced and in-house perspective.

Jeffrey Brandt has been the CIO for several top 100 U.S. law firms, and has 30 years of experience in the field of legal automation. He now consults to law firms and professionals on projects as diverse as process and electronic workflow management, knowledge management, information governance and security, BYOD/S, communities of practice and IT executive coaching. Jeffrey is also the Editor of the popular PinHawk Legal Technology Digest and is a frequent educational speaker at industry conferences.

Our panel has a lively discussion on what every lawyer needs to know about mobility today, and where mobility is likely to take the legal profession in the coming years.

Ginevra Saylor
is the National Director of Knowledge Management with Dentons Canada LLP, where she develops and implements the firm's knowledge management and innovation strategy and initiatives. She leads the knowledge management lawyers, business intelligence, information services, process improvement and intranet teams. Ginevra practiced law for 10 years and has been working in law firm KM for the past 16 years.

Dan Hauck is the CEO of ThreadKM, a knowledge management platform that helps legal teams work together better using integrated chat, file and project management. Previously, Dan practiced law at Bryan Cave LLP, where he focused on complex commercial and antitrust litigation.

Fiona Stone is a Systems Analyst at Perkins Coie LLP. She administers systems and applications for the litigation, e-discovery and personal planning groups, and manages major cloud based systems used by the firm. Fiona holds several technical certifications including Project Management Professional, and is a trained Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean expert.

Mark Thorogood is the Director of Application Services at Perkins Coie. He holds several technical certifications, including Project Management Professional and Android Developer. During his tenure in the U.S. Army, Mark earned the distinguished leadership award and was the U.S. Army instructor of the year. An invited member of the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, his passion is enabling others to maximize the value of technology.

There's no question that protecting against data breaches is a high priority initiative on most IT and IS team roadmaps. But in a crowded enterprise software solution landscape with vendors often making herculean claims, it's often difficult to determine where to start. There is no shortage of data loss vectors or bad actors, and the indiscernible blend of personal and corporate devices -- and their data -- makes this even more challenging.

We will explore how organizations have focused on email as a threat and loss vector of paramount importance.

Joe Diamond of Proofpoint, Inc. has more than a decade of engineering, product management, product marketing and software leadership expertise in both the consumer and enterprise markets. He is responsible for defining and bringing to market Proofpoint's next generation information governance products. Previously, Joe was the head of product management & marketing for RiskIQ, led enterprise product management for Symantec's emerging products and technologies, and served in product management and marketing roles for hosted email archiving vendor LiveOffice, which was acquired by Symantec. Contact Joe at joediamond@proofpoint.com.

Joel Sierra of Greenberg Traurig leads the team that manages and supports the firm's messaging systems. He has been an IT professional for over 20 years, with experience supporting email platforms beginning with Novell Groupwise, Microsoft Mail and Linux SendMail, moving into Microsoft Exchange 5.5 in early 2000. Today's landscape calls for a focus on email security and hosted platforms, Office 365, Google Apps and ProofPoint Email Security. Contact Joel at sierraj@gtlaw.com.

Jason Preu, CISA has worked in information security for nine years, specializing in user provisioning, firewall management, information systems auditing, event log management, disaster recovery coordination and regulatory compliance. Prior to becoming an IT professional, Jason worked as a paralegal. Contact Jason at jpreu@lathropgage.com.

Join us for a series of discussions examining various aspects of Office 365, its applicability to ILTA membership and strategies for incorporating it into your work environment. This session will focus on Office 365 licensing.

Moderator: Tim Hooks, IT Director at American Municipal Power, Inc.

Speaker: Larry Kuhn, an Account Technology Stategist at Microsoft, joined the company as an enterprise consultant in 2001. As a consultant, he helped numerous global enterprise customers plan, design and deploy solutions based on SharePoint and .NET technologies. In his current role as a Technology Strategist, Larry assists his customers with solving their business challenges and seizing market opportunities using Microsoft-based solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the software industry, his experience spans areas of end-user productivity, application development and project management.

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