Data Privacy and Cybersecurity 101: What Bond Producers and Sureties Need to Know
Today’s cybersecurity and data privacy landscape is constantly evolving. As threat actors become more sophisticated and legislators continue to introduce regulations governing privacy, organizations must shift their priorities to prepare for and address sweeping changes in the space.
Construction companies present big, lucrative targets for threat actors looking to extort money through unauthorized access. Even so, many of these entities lag behind in data security and privacy programs. In this virtual seminar, Beckage attorneys, Myriah Jaworski and Patrick McNally, will cover some of the basics of prevention and preparation for cyber incidents and compliance with new and emerging privacy regulations including incident response and privacy planning, employee training, and the hardening of the cyber insurance market.
Myriah Jaworski, Esq.
Privacy Litigation Team Leader, Former DOJ Trial Attorney
Myriah leads Beckage’s Privacy Litigation Practice Group where she represents clients in data breach actions, technology vendor disputes, and the defense of consumer class actions and related regulatory investigations. Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation, Myriah practices in many jurisdictions throughout the United States in both state and federal courts. Myriah has represented businesses in defense of claims brought under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), website accessibility claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, and New York’s Human Rights Law, data breach standards, state law unfair business practices acts, privacy tort claims (invasion of privacy, misappropriation of information), and biometric information acts. Beckage attorneys, including Myriah, are involved in defense of one of the largest consumer privacy class actions in the country.
Myriah has experience representing clients in business disputes relating to technology contracts, including cloud/SaaS and e-commerce and AI or Machine Learning vendor disputes, wherein she has obtained favorable monetary and injunctive relief. Myriah has represented clients in wire fraud and payment diversion matters throughout the country. She also represents clients in response to regulatory inquiries and investigations arising out of data incidents, including before state Attorney General offices and the Department of Human and Health Services -Office of Civil Rights.
Patrick D. McNally, Esq.
Incident Response Team Member
Patrick McNally has served in multiple capacities as a senior government, policy, and legal advisor, including as a Presidential-appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration. He also has experience as a litigator, representing businesses, hospitals, physicians, and municipalities in state and federal litigation.
His career has tracked the intersection of technology and democracy, serving as National Technology and Data Manager for Voter Protection for Biden for President, associate counsel to the Democratic National Committee, and other legal roles on presidential campaigns.
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