Insider Threats to Cybersecurity — An HR Legal Perspective

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Richard Shea, Lindsay Burke, Chris Bracebridge and Ashden Fein, attorneys at law, Covington & Burling LLP
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Who Should Attend? HR, in-house counsel, corporate attorneys, general counsel, technology attorneys, employment attorneys

Companies face cybersecurity threats, not just from outside sources, but from company insiders as well, including employees, executives, outside directors, and contractors. The threats are as often unintended as they are malicious. Yet dealing with them poses special legal challenges. For example, how far can companies go under the law to monitor insider conduct and communications? Can companies incentivize insiders to avoid mistakes and malicious behavior? Are there limits on whether companies can investigate and question insiders about their activities? What disciplinary options are available for insiders involved in cybersecurity incidents?

Please join Richard Shea, Lindsay Burke, Chris Bracebridge and Ashden Fein as they focus on key areas of human resources law—employment, privacy, and employee benefits and executive compensation—that in-house counsel and HR leaders need to consider when assessing their organization’s ability to prevent, prepare for, and react to cybersecurity threats from insiders.


Topics will include:

  • Current trends in insider threats to cybersecurity
  • Applicable legal standards, both domestically and internationally
  • Legal’s role — balancing effective measures with applicable legal restrictions
  • HR’s role — building personnel policies and procedures to reduce risk
  • What effective preventive and preparation measures look like
  • How to respond effectively once an insider breach is suspected or has occurred


Your conference leaders for “Insider Threats to Cybersecurity — An HR Legal Perspective” are Richard Shea, Lindsay Burke, Chris Bracebridge and Ashden Fein with Covington & Burling LLP.

Richard Shea is chair of Covington’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, and is based in the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Shea is widely regarded as the nation’s leading authority on cash balance, pension equity, and other complex benefit plan designs. His practice spans the full breadth of activities needed to help his clients resolve novel, sensitive, or intractable issues. His approach focuses on developing important new legal insights and ideas, and then combining them into effective litigation, legislative, regulatory, and benefit design strategies for his clients.

Lindsay Burke is vice chair of the firm’s employment practice group and regularly advises US, international, and multinational employers on employee management issues and international HR compliance. She is based in the firm’s Washington office. Her domestic practice includes advice pertaining to discrimination, leave, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secret, and non-competition issues arising under federal and state laws, while her international practice focuses on drafting global employment policies and coordinating multi-country surveys to ensure that employment contracts and policies comply with employment laws across many jurisdictions. Ms. Burke guides employers through the process of hiring and terminating employees and managing their performance, including the drafting and review of employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, performance plans, and key employee policies and handbooks. She works frequently with the firm’s privacy, employee benefits and executive compensation, government contracts, and cybersecurity practice groups to ensure that all potential employment issues are addressed in matters handled by these groups.

Chris Bracebridge is a partner in the firm’s London office and specializes in advising employers on global mobility and international employment issues, including the expatriation and dismissal of senior employees who work abroad or across borders. He heads and co-ordinates a team providing the employment, tax and immigration advice required in these complex situations. Mr. Bracebridge’s domestic practice comprises contentious, commercial and advisory employment experience. He advises on the HR aspects of company and business acquisitions and disposals, and outsourcing transactions, defends financial institutions and other major employers in dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and whistle-blowing cases, and advises corporate clients on the full range of day-to-day employment issues, as well as data privacy and pensions matters.

Ashden Fein is an associate in Covington’s Privacy and Data Security, Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, and International Trade practice groups. Based in the firm’s Washington office, he focuses on representing companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, including clients in the defense, cybersecurity, and national security industries; regulatory matters concerning national security law; and global privacy and data security. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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