Cybersecurity Practitioners Discuss Challenges of Regulations, Privacy, Emerging Threats

Cybersecurity Roundtable
– Daily Journal
Manatt’s Donna Wilson, CEO, Managing Partner-elect and leader of the privacy and data security group, participated in a roundtable discussion for Daily Journal on cybersecurity and issues such as privacy, data security and protection.
 
When asked by moderator Rye Murphy of Goldfarb & Lipman about the most common threats posed, and techniques used, by cyber criminals today, Wilson said that “from a legal practitioner perspective, it’s really about basic blocking and tackling.” She said remote access, especially with the use of mobile devices, presents a high risk for companies.
 
“You have situations where there’s no multifactorial authentication and no network structure to identify whether there’s any type of suspicious remote access,” said Wilson. “Those are the kinds of issues that go back to the basic blocking and tackling. And, oftentimes, people lose sight of them.”
 
Speaking on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, Wilson said that “operationalizing on the compliance obligations is going to be a heavy lift for many companies,” especially smaller companies unfamiliar with these types of regulatory and compliance obligations.
 
Other panelists included Sarah L. Bruno of Arent Fox, Dave Watts of Inovo InfoSec, and Jason G. Weiss of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.