On June 13, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security published an alert regarding malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government, known as Hidden Cobra.  Per the DHS and FBI, Hidden Cobra uses cyber operations to the government and military’s advantage by exfiltrating data and causing disruptive cyber intrusions.  Potential impacts of a Hidden Cobra attach can include “temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information, disruption to regular operations, financial losses incurred to restore systems and files, and potential harm to an organization’s reputation.”  The DHS publication outlines ways to detect and protect against the malicious activity and suggests that organizations work to upgrade and/or remove older Microsoft operating systems and older versions of Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Siverlight, and Hangul Word Processor.  Further, organizations should review and block all IP addresses listed in the “indicators of compromise” list provided, review and enforce incident response plans, and contact the DHS and FBI to report any potential Hidden Cobra intrusions. The full DHS publication can be found here.  We suggest that IT departments carefully review the full alert and take any steps possible to mitigate risk to the organization.

Tuesday June 20, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific

Registration

There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

 

Discovery is often the most expensive, frustrating and burdensome aspect of litigation and many cases settle before discovery is complete in order to avoid these costs.  A new mandatory pilot program in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will change all that by requiring extensive discovery early on in litigation.    Effective June 1, 2017, the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois will embark upon a three-year mandatory pilot program, known as the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) which imposes court-ordered discovery and early production of electronically stored information (ESI) in almost all civil cases.  Please join Seyfarth attorneys to learn about the new pilot program and how it will affect litigation involving your company. In this webinar, the panel will review the MIDPP and answer the following questions:

  • Who does the MIDPP affect?
  • What does the MIDPP require?
  • When does the MIDPP take affect?
  • Where is the MIDPP taking place?
  • Why was the MIDPP implemented?
  • How do companies comply with the MIDPP?

Speakers 

Jordan Vick – Seyfarth Shaw

Lou Chronowski – Seyfarth Shaw

Jay Carle – Seyfarth Shaw

 

If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.

*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

On May 11, President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. This is a significant development for U.S. cybersecurity as it represents a concrete call to action for the government to modernize its information technology, beef up its cybersecurity capabilities, protect our country’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, and ensure the overall cybersecurity and privacy of the internet for generations to come. The EO also stresses the importance of the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity as the foundation for achieving U.S. objectives in cyberspace.

This EO was much anticipated. In fact, earlier this year, we, along with many other internet sources, reported that President Trump was expected to sign soon EO on Strengthening U.S. Cyber Security and Capabilities. The “leaked” draft of the expected EO we examined at that time was never signed, and the actual, signed EO on cybersecurity bears little resemblance to the version that circulated on the internet in February.

The signed EO requires various agencies to prepare a number of reports on the current status of cybersecurity and risk management and to present plans for improvement and further development. Because there are tight deadlines associated with these reports, the agencies are already at work on conducting the necessary analysis and developing path forward. With all its robustness, the EO, however, represents a natural progression in strengthening our national cybersecurity and builds upon previous federal efforts. Indeed, the EO expressly ties several of its mandates to the various cybersecurity orders signed by President Obama.

Scott Carlson, the founder and Chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice, will examine this EO along with other current cybersecurity issues facing U.S. organizations in further detail during the First 100 & Beyond: Seyfarth’s Strategy & Planning Summit For Businesses, an event that will be held at Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office on May 25, 2017. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. Please consider joining us for this important discussion.

Recently, a widespread global ransomware attack has struck hospitals, communication, and other types of companies and government offices around the world, seizing control of affected computers until the victims pay a ransom.  This widespread ransomware campaign has affected various organizations with reports of tens of thousands of infections in as many as 99 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan.  The software can run in as many as 27 different languages.  The latest version of this ransomware variant, known as WannaCryWCry, or Wanna Decryptor, was discovered the morning of May 12, 2017, by an independent security researcher and has spread rapidly.

Continue Reading WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Happened and How to Address


When:           Monday, April 24, 2017
Where:          Offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, IL
Sign in:          5:00 – 5:30 pm
Event:            5:30 – 6:30 pm
Reception:    6:30 – 7:30 pm

Topic: Interactive Dialogue concerning The Sedona Conference® International Litigation Principles (Transitional Edition): Practical Help for Companies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Privacy Shield

Please join us for a Working Group 6 (WG6) Membership-Building event at Seyfarth Shaw on Monday, April 24, 2017, [Sign in: 5:00 pm; Event: 5:30 pm; Reception: 6:30 pm]. A distinguished panel, including panel moderator Jim Daley of Seyfarth Shaw, Jennifer Hamilton of Deere & Company, Cameron Krieger of Latham & Watkins, and Laura Kibbe will lead a dialogue on The Sedona Conference® International Litigation Principles (Transitional Edition).

The International Litigation Principles was first published in 2011. In the intervening years, there have been important Developments in data protection law world-wide, including the passage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the replacement of the Safe Harbor Data Transfer Framework with the new “Privacy Shield” framework, and the emergence of the APEC data privacy framework in the Asia-Pacific region. The situation is still fluid, particularly the implementation of the EU GDPR between now and its effective date of May 2018. Despite this, the six Sedona International Principles have remained relevant and useful. The Transitional Edition updates the commentary and analysis of the original Principles document, and includes two new model court orders to facilitate cross-border transfer of personal data for discovery in the U.S. litigation.

The event is open to the entire legal community, and there is no cost to attend.

Non-members in attendance that are interested in becoming WG6 members will receive a $100 discount for a Working Group Series (WG6) membership. Please be sure to remind any friends, colleagues or clients who are interested in joining. WGS membership is in-for-one, in-for-all. Once a WGS member, one is eligible to become a member and take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG6.

FACULTY

James Daley Jennifer Hamilton Laura Kibbe Cameron Krieger
James Daley Jennifer Hamilton Laura Kibbe Cameron Krieger

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Seyfarth Host: Scott Carlson

AGENDA — APRIL 24, 2017

TIME SESSION PANELISTS
5:00 – 5:30 pm Sign In
5:30 – 6:30 pm Interactive Dialogue Daley, Hamilton, Kibbe, Krieger
6:30 – 7:30 pm Reception

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit.  This event is approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit in CA, IL, NJ and NY.  CLE credit is pending for GA, TX and VA.

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Scott Carlson has been selected to serve on the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute (AEDI) Advisory Board. The AEDI’s Advisory Board plans Georgetown Law Center’s annual eDiscovery conference.  Now entering its fourteenth year, the conference is recognized as the preeminent annual global eDiscovery Conference.

As a nationally recognized figure in eDiscovery and Information Governance, Scott Carlson will be a welcome addition to the Board.  Scott fills the position held by Seyfarth attorney James Daley, since the inception of the Conference in 2004.  You can find out more information about AEDI by visiting this link.   https://www.law.georgetown.edu/continuing-legal-education/programs/cle/ediscovery-institute/