Staying Safe on the Internet
The Internet is an indispensable part of everyday life, but it is fraught with more perils than Route 7 in a nighttime January blizzard. This discussion will examine scams such as phishing, impersonation, password update requests, theft of credentials through public Wi-Fi keystroke monitoring and other credential-stealing malware and uses of your data to sell you things you may not want or need. Practical, easy-to-follow techniques for “safe driving” on the information highway will be proposed, starting with the question “Is that new app really free, or do I pay for it with my personal information?”
Kenneth N. Rashbaum is a partner in the law firm, Barton LLP. As head of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Technology Transactions Practice Group, advises multinational corporations and healthcare organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, technology transactions and e-discovery. He counsels these organizations on information management and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws. Ken also prepares and negotiates contracts and license agreements for financial services, technology and e-commerce companies and advises clients on cyber risk insurance and other information use safeguards. He is experienced in preparation of protocols for compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries and conduct of information security and data breach response assessments, and investigations and remediation initiatives. Ken has worked with the New Jersey legislature on drafts of proposed data protection legislation and has served as national e-discovery counsel for multinational pharmaceutical corporations and global e-discovery counsel in products liability and IP litigation. A prolific speaker and writer on privacy and cybersecurity, Ken is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School and a member of the Council of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. Prior to joining Barton, Ken was a senior litigation partner and founding co-chair of the cybersecurity practice at Sedgwick LLP (formerly Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold).