By Doug Chartier
LAW WEEK COLORADO
When data security first became a headlining issue among businesses in recent years, many organizations seemed content to see it not as a risk management issue but one relegated to information technology. In-house counsel and their client companies have been learning otherwise.
“The smallest part of the (cybersecurity) problem is your IT department,” data security attorney Daniel Nelson told an audience of in-house lawyers in a CLE presentation. “The problem we have with cybersecurity today … is everything else — your employees, your vendors. It’s the human element.”
The Association of Corporate Counsel’s Colorado chapter presented a CLE and happy hour event July 27 at the Cool River Café in the Denver Tech Center. Offering perspectives and guidance in navigating organizational cybersecurity issues were Nelson, partner and chair of Armstrong Teasdale’s data security and privacy practice group, and Rebecca Perry, director of professional services at data privacy consulting company Jordan Lawrence. Both Nelson and Perry are certified information privacy professionals.
The event — which was postponed from this spring — brought together in-house legal professionals for networking and drinks in addition to the presentation.