Kermit Wallace, CIO of Day Pitney, was quoted in Legaltech News article, "Good Help Is (Still) Hard to Find in Legal IT and Cybersecurity." The article notes that the pool of legal-specific IT professionals in the market has always been shallow, but the rapid shift to remote working and other changes the industry has encountered post COVID-19 could make finding talented cybersecurity professionals even more difficult.
Wallace pointed out that many recruiters that law firms have previously collaborated with to find cybersecurity talent may have gone out of business during the general hiring freeze that accompanied the earliest days of the pandemic. He also postulated that the IT job candidates who are still on the market may be there for a reason, "because, not to be crass about it, but if they weren't employed or they couldn't get employed during this - and they are supposedly cybersecurity experts - they may not be the right candidate."
The full article is available here.
On October 15, Jonathan Zelig served as a panelist on the topic, "Ransomware: Exposures and Opportunities," at the 2020 Massachusetts Insurance and Reinsurance Bar Association's Fall Symposium.
Day Pitney and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter co-hosted a virtual roundtable, "Basic Tech and Cyber Competency for In-House Counsel," on September 23.
Day Pitney Counsel Steven Cash will serve as featured panelist for the webinar "Decisional Advantage and Intelligence."
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Effective January 1, 2020, the new privacy law in California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), will impact companies nationwide. Recent actions by the California Governor and Attorney General have provided some much needed clarity as to the law’s requirements to assist companies in their compliance preparations.
Kermit Wallace was quoted in the Legaltech News article, "Firms May Still Be Adopting Their Old Tools, Let Alone New Ones."
Chief Information Officer Kermit Wallace was quoted in the Legaltech News articles, "Security, Stress and Schedules: How Collaboration Tools Are Changing Legal's Culture," and, "4 Unintended Problems Created by Pandemic Tech Adoption."
Eliza Fromberg was quoted in the article, "Personal Messaging Channels Pose Compliance Cybersecurity Risks," published by FundFire.
On March 18, Kermit Wallace spoke with Law.com about the ever-growing concerns of cyber scams as COVID-19 continues its assault.