Cybersecurity for the Public Policy Lawyer: Protecting Yourself in a World of Digital Threats

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On November 3, the Law and Public Policy Program (LPP) at Catholic Law held a discussion on protecting yourself in a world of digital threats with two experts in the cybersecurity field. This was the second installment of LPP's lecture series this fall. Brian Svoboda, Director of LPP, introduced Ted Chiodo, CEO & Founder, LANGLEY CYBER, and Matt Ashburn, CSO & Partner, LANGLEY CYBER, to the students in attendance. Both Chiodo and Ashburn talked through various ways an individual can take preventative measures against cyber attacks, as well as what to do in case of an attack. They noted that once an enemy actor accesses your data, they typically quietly watch and observe your actions. This allows them to collect data on various aspects of your life. The conversation continued with examples of outsiders accessing emails, client files, financial data, personal information, etc. Following their discussion they opened the floor for questions from the students in attendance.