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About This Course:
Data breaches at your company are very likely a question of when, not if. Just ask Target. Home Depot. Anthem. And maybe most damaging from an HR standpoint, Sony, where personal and embarrassing email messages were made public.

Once upon a time, cybersecurity was an issue handled in the silo of the IT department — but no more. Protecting your company’s data is every manager's responsibility and it’s especially important that HR takes ownership of it.

The average cost of a data breach climbed 15 percent in one year — now reaching $3.5 million.

Is your organization ready to handle the cost, the lost productivity, and the possible litigation a data breach might cause? HR executives can take steps today that can minimize any problems down the line and sidestep the legal headaches data breaches can bring.

Join us to learn what you can do to minimize the risk of security breaches involving sensitive employee data and what to do if it gets leaked.

Learning Objectives:
  • The different kinds of breaches – malware, phishing, DDOS attacks, insider misuse of information, and more
  • What to do when a breach happens
  • Legal ramifications if your organization is the victim of a hack
  • How to counsel employees to behave if sensitive data is hacked
  • Proactive steps companies should be taking to enhance data security
  • Tips on the kinds of training you need to provide employees to make sure data remains secure
  • Screening for prospective employees to assess responsibility with sensitive data - before they actually have access to it
  • How to inventory and protect HR information
  • New systems HR can adopt to limit access to sensitive departmental data
  • Training procedures that HR can put in place to help all employees adopt their roles in cybersecurity
  • How to communicate the importance of cybersecurity and employees’ roles in it to everyone from entry-level employees to C-level executives
  • And much more!


About Your Presenter

Usama Kahf is an associate in the Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP and a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee, where he contributes regularly in advising his colleagues and their clients on defensible, effective, and efficient preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information. He represents and counsels employers of all sizes in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage & hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee discipline and termination, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants. He also regularly advises clients on workplace investigations, overtime exemptions, and employee vs. independent contractor classification issues, as well as on data security, document retention, and preservation obligations under state and federal law. He also represents clients in audits and investigations by state and federal agencies, including the California EDD, DLSE, and SCIF, particularly audits of independent contractor classifications and retaliation investigations.

Mr. Kahf regularly presents seminars and trainings on electronic discovery and data security and has co-authored a book on electronic discovery practice under the federal rules. He was selected for inclusion in 2013 and 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars.”
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