Cybersecurity: What to Do When (…Not If…) You Have a Security Breach

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI


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What You Will Learn

Breaches to cybersecurity are on the rise, and hackers are getting more and more creative. Most technology users have taken steps to protect themselves with security solutions, however, no matter how protected you think you may be, the odds are that everyone (and every business) will eventually fall victim to a cybersecurity breach.

Jennifer Puplava will discuss some ways that businesses can minimize their risk of liability from cybersecurity breaches. We will review recent administrative proceedings that are helping to establish standards for cybersecurity protection in the absence of a nationwide standard.  We will also discuss how to take reasonable steps to minimize risk, which can later be used as evidence to show that your organization has shown due diligence in a legal action or administrative proceeding. Finally, we will summarize existing statutory requirements for providing notice to individuals affected by a breach, and ways to make that notification process less painful for your wallet and your business reputation.

About Our Speaker

Jennifer A. Puplava of Mika Meyers PLC will be our speaker at this Academy of Risk Seminar.

Jennifer practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property law and technology law. She helps clients protect their trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, and she assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of, and compliance with, related agreements, policies, terms and conditions and other documents. She counsels clients regarding a wide range of technology law issues, including the acquisition and maintenance of domain names, cybersquatting, the protection of privacy, the determination of appropriate security standards, addressing security breaches and the development and acquisition of technology solutions. She represents clients in related commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and she prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and handles opposition/cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Jennifer received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1998 (cum laude) and her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College (magna cum laude) in 1995. She is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors for Trivalent Group.

About the Academy of Risk

Picture1Understanding risk and how it affects your business isn’t always easy. Ottawa Kent’s Academy of Risk Management was created to help our clients and friends better understand risk and the impact risk has on core business practices and strategies.

The Academy gives you a forum for learning about cutting edge approaches to risk identification, mitigation and control with workshops led by our faculty of experts including attorneys, risk managers, safety professionals, university professors, and insurance experts.