Chapman Law Review
 will present its 2016 symposium,
Cyber Wars: Navigating Responsibilities for the Public and Private Sector
, on Friday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium will present three panels focused on government, corporate and private practitioner perspectives on preventing and responding to cyber attacks. Harvey Rishikof – chair of the ABA Advisory Standing Committee on Law and National Security; co-chair of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force; former dean of Roger Williams College of Law; and advisor to Harvard Law School’s
National Security Journal
– will present the keynote speech, entitled “Framework for the Future of Cybersecurity.”

Harvey Rishikof headshot

Harvey Rishikof, Chair of the ABA Advisory Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and keynote speaker for the 2016 Chapman Law Review Symposium

Over the last 15 years, cyber security has become a critical national security and corporate security issue. Examples include hackings of the Pentagon, SONY, Target, JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot, and various universities and hospitals. A lively debate is now raging in Congress, academia, and in the corporate world over what steps should be taken. Attorneys are at the forefront of the problem in advising clients and securing confidential information. The 2016
Chapman Law Review
 symposium seeks to advance the discussion of cybersecurity in three ways: (1) by expanding the discussion on the U.S. government’s regulation of the cyber sphere; (2) by expanding the debate on the recent corporate hackings and what can be done to prevent future hackings from occurring; and (3) by expanding the dialogue on the attorney’s changing ethical roles in an increasingly cyber world.

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Chapman University is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 units of general MCLE credit and 1.5 units of special MCLE-ethics credit.