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Cybersecurity Legal Institute

  • 5 Mar 2020
  • USC School of Law

There's a crisis at your virtual doorstep...

Will you know how to respond?


The University of South Carolina School of Law presents the
2020 National Cybersecurity Legal Institute

Thursday, March 5

New year. New threats.

Last year, more than 950 organizations were victims of ransomware attacks. Health care, education and government sectors suffered the worst, with an estimated $9 billion in damage – and attackers aren't slowing down.

To pay or not to pay?

At the National Cybersecurity Legal Institute, you will learn best practices for navigating, responding to and preventing ransomware attacks. You’ll leave this daylong training with CLE credits* practical knowledge on:
  • How to spot and prevent a ransomware attack
  • Trends in ransomware attacks
  • Whether or not to pay the ransom
  • When to hire an attorney
  • The right kinds of cyber insurance to have in place
  • How your specific sector is being targeted
*CLE approval pending

Join us!

  • Thursday, March 5 at the University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Tickets are $250 for the general public; $150 for government and non-profit employees who register with their organizational email address.
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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Sponsors may receive logo recognition on conference materials, exhibit space, ticket discounts and much more. Contact Bari Lasky at for more information.

Task Force Members

Robert M. Wilcox
Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law

Karen Painter Randall
Institute Director; Partner and Chair, Cyber Security & Data Privacy, Connell Foley LLP

Honorable Joy Flowers Conti
Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Paul J. Kardish
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Schneider National, Inc. 

Andrew M.J. Arruda
CEO and Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence, Inc.

Laura Berger
Former Federal Trade Commission Cybersercurity and Privacy Counsel

Dennis Garcia
Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporate, External & Legal Affairs

Gregory Michaels
Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations, Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps

Joe DePaul
Head of FINEX Cyber/E&O North America, Willis Towers Watson, Willis Americas Administration, Inc.

Steven Kaufman
Deputy Associate General Counsel,
National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Douglas Hemminghaus
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Columbia Division, Cyber Unit

Tom Scott
Executive Director, CyberSC

Jennifer Rothstein
President, Insurance and Risk Practice, SkOUT Secure Intelligence

Mark Lester MBA, CISSP, GCED
Information Security Manager, South Carolina Ports Authority

Abigail Oliver
Assistant Vice President, AXIS PRO

Richard Joseph Krenmayer
Chairman and CEO, Stasmayer Inc.

The SC Cyber Association , a 501(c)(6) non-profit that provides professional development and connection opportunities in the Palmetto State.

The SC Cyber Foundation , a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funding for cyber education in the Palmetto State.

CyberSC is a member affiliate of CyberUSA

Campaign #1: Savannah River Middle Schools STEM/Cyber Kits
Goal: $50,000.00
Collected: $1,021.00


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