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Information Security: Establishing Procedures and Preventing Security Incidents


Data is an indispensable and invaluable part of today’s business environment, but there are significant security risks that must be managed. This program will examine information security risks, discuss best practices, analyze the current regulatory landscape and offer key insights on processes to help manage their environments and create a strong information security program.


I. The Prevention of Security Issues
    A. Information Security and the Protection of Personal Information
    B. Differing Perspectives on Information Security
    C. The Laws and Standards That Guide Information Security
    D. Creating and Maintaining an Information Security Program
        1. Basic Necessary Elements
        2. What Is the FTC Looking For?
        3. Elements That Give the Most Bang for the Buck
        4. Implementing the Information Security Program
    E. Best Practices
    F. Mobile Security
    G. Hot Topics

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The years following the Civil War were tumultuous ones for New York City, offering many opportunities to the dishonest. Unsavory politicians and errant members of the bench and bar were among those who took advantage of those troubled times. In December 1869, a letter was circulated among some of the city’s lawyers addressing those improprieties. It called for the creation of a new bar association to “sustain the profession in its proper position in the community, and thereby enable it ... to promote the interests of the public ....” More than 200 lawyers responded by signing a declaration of organization and in 1870 The Association of the Bar of the City of New York was born. The young organization quickly made its presence felt. Among its first activities was a campaign to defeat corrupt politicians and judges at the polls and to establish standards of conduct for those in the legal profession.

The association continues to work at political, legal and social reform, and maintaining high ethical standards for the legal profession. The association also continues to implement innovative means by which the disadvantaged may be helped. Much of this work is accomplished through the Association's more than 160 committees, each charged to consider a specific area of law or the profession.

The association has grown to more than 23,000 members. To serve them, the association strives to move ahead in many areas. The library is the largest member-funded law library in the country, and provides members with a “gateway” to online services, including free use of LexisNexis and WestLaw, while continuing to provide more traditional library services. The Small Law Firm Center, Career Management Program and other benefits are constantly evolving to serve members’ needs. More than 150 continuing legal education programs are presented annually.

The public good remains one of the association’s highest priorities. The Legal Referral Service, jointly sponsored by the association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, provides an array of services directly aimed at serving the needs of the public. The City Bar Justice Center identifies the most pressing legal concerns of New York’s neediest and uses novel approaches to address them, often involving community participation.


Speakers / Authors:

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Orrie Dinstein

Orrie Dinstein is the Chief Privacy Leader at GE Capital, a division of the General Electric Company. He has global responsibility for data protection. Mr. Dinstein works closely with the IT and information security teams as well as other functions to establish policies, procedures, processes and tools related to data privacy and security and social media related matters. He is also the lead intellectual property lawyer at GE Capital.

Prior to joining GE, Mr. Dinstein was Counsel in the Intellectual Property & Technology group of the New York office of King & Spalding, handling litigation, licensing and corporate matters, and an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. Before moving to the U.S., he worked for several years in one of Israel's premier law firms, and was an assistant professor at the Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Dinstein is a frequent speaker on privacy, social media and technology matters and is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters on technology and intellectual property related matters.

Mr. Dinstein is a member of the New York State Bar, Connecticut State Bar (In-House License) and the Israel Bar and was a co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association Communications and Entertainment Law Committee from 1999-2001. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He received an LL.M. law degree from New York University School of Law, and is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law.

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Carolyn C. Holcomb

Carolyn C. Holcomb is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta with over 21 years of experience helping clients manage their risk and systems of internal control, specializing in information technology and business process. She leads the Risk Assurance Data Protection & Privacy practice and in so doing, assesses and provides recommendations for improving companies' information security and privacy programs. She helps organizations build and enhance their privacy and information security programs and ensure they will be sustainable over the long term. She focuses on governance and risk assessment, data inventories, flows, and classifications. She helps organizations assess their program models, training and awareness programs, communications across the organization, and systems of control.

In addition, Ms. Holcomb also signs attestations when PwC serves as the Assessor in response to requirements from various regulators such as the FTC and OCR. She serves our public external audit clients by auditing the internal controls and information systems for both financial statement audits and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 attestations. In addition, she signs AICPA SOC and other attestation reports.

In the past, Ms. Holcomb led the Internal Audit Department of a multi-billion dollar pubic company for five years. She has led other internal audit departments, helped many internal audit departments improve their processes and methodologies, and led enterprise-wide risk assessments. She also spent five years performing financial statement audits for clients. As a result, she is also well-versed in the manner in which internal controls play a significant role in the financial statement audit and as well as in the business processes of companies.

Ms. Holcomb also led the initial implementation of Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 on a $32B public, global company. She helped the client develop its approach, methodology, tools, and templates. She also helped them implement the procedures and complete their initial round of documentation and testing in preparation for management's assertion, and as such, has a strong understanding of internal controls and the important role they play in business.

Ms. Holcomb is a member of the AICPA and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. She is a Certified Public Accountant in several states as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professionals and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She has a B.S. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Georgia Tech.


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Daniel Kaufman

Daniel Kaufman is the Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Bureau works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices. Daniel assists in overseeing all Bureau matters involving privacy, data security, debt collection, and other financial matters.

He joined the FTC in 1998 as a staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices, where he litigated cases challenging unsubstantiated health and disease claims, including the Commission’s litigations against Rexall Sundown, Kevin Trudeau, and Direct Marketing Concepts. From 2005-2008, he served as an Attorney-Advisor to former FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras and as the Bureau’s Chief of Staff from 2008-2011. Prior to joining the Commission, Daniel spent four years as a litigator in New York City.

He received his B.A. from Cornell University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was awarded Order of the Coif.


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Boris Segalis
InfoLawGroup LLP

Boris Segalis is a partner at the New York office of InfoLawGroup LLP, a law firm focusing on privacy, information security and information management. Boris has extensive experience advising clients in variety of industries on the legal issues associated with the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information, including in the areas of employment relationships, healthcare, regulatory investigations, cloud computing and other outsourcing, corporate transactions, data analytics, marketing and online behavioral advertising. He frequently writes and speaks on privacy and information management topics, including on the InfoLawGroup blog.

Mr. Segalis currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet lecture series in New York City. He is also an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he teaches a graduate course on managing intellectual capital.

Mr. Segalis received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2003 and his B.S. from Georgia Tech in 1996.


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $124.00

Course Code : 773129

Length : 1hr 4min
Recorded Date : 3/20/2013

Format Type : eLearning

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