Legal Best Practices Against Cyber Attacks at #MACoCon

Does your county know what to do legally if facing a data theft, hack, or ransomware attack? Get answers at the 2016 MACo Summer Conference.

Attorneys in the Matrix: Legal Best Practice Against Black Hat Threats


County legal and liability issues have grown increasingly complicated in the cyber age and counties need to have robust best practices in place to protect both themselves and their citizens from “black hat” threats. Threats can be external, such as outside hacking or ransomware attacks, or internal by insider or privileged users. Panelists will outline these threats and discuss the best legal and insurance practices to ensure counties are able to minimize risk and liability to both themselves and any affected citizens.


  • Kim Phan, Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Scott Soderstrom, Director, Underwriting Services, Local Government Insurance Trust
  • Lt. Colonel Jori Robinson, Deputy Commander, 175th Cyber Operations Group, Maryland Air National Guard

Moderator: The Honorable Wayne Norman, Maryland Senate

Date & Time: Thursday, August 18, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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