Robert S. Metzger, Esq., an attorney in private practice, heads the Washington, D.C. office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C., a law firm that specializes in public contract matters. He advises leading U.S. and international technology companies. Bob attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Subsequently, he was a Research Fellow, Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (now, “Belfer Center”). Bob is a member of the Defense Science Board Cyber/Supply Chain study team. At RSA Conference 2017, Bob moderated a panel discussion on “Cyber/physical Security and the IoT: National Security Considerations.” Named a 2016 “Federal 100” awardee, Federal Computer Week praised Bob for his “ability to integrate policy, regulation and technology” and said of him: “In 2015, he was at the forefront of the convergence of the supply chain and cybersecurity, and his work continues to influence the strategies of federal entities and companies alike.” He also is a Vice-Chair of the Cyber Acquisition and Supply Chain Assurance Committee of ITAPS, a leading technology trade association. He is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia. Bob has published many articles on national security and public contracting topics and is frequently requested to speak at diverse forums on cyber and supply chain security.
Cybersecurity & the Supply Chain: Risk Management & Compliance
Live Broadcast on May 1, 2017
Attorneys can expect to learn about emerging threats to the supply chain that expose information systems and business operations. Attorneys will learn about the sources and nature of supply chain threats and the risks of contractual, legal and financial injury. Content will include the role of attorneys in risk assessment, the use vendor qualification and contract terms to identify and mitigate risk, and what can be done to demonstrate compliance with emerging regulatory requirements.
Companies in every industry are exposed to cyber threats. Threats are evolving in dangerous directions. New concerns include “cyber/physical” attacks by which malicious code or “tainted” firmware can cause industrial control and factory automation systems to fail. The supply chain can carry or deliver these threats to higher tier enterprises. And network vulnerabilities at the supplier level can expose client information and information systems.
This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.
Key topics to be discussed:
- Convergence of threat categories: cyber, counterfeit and cyber/physical threats
- Enterprise-level assessment of supply chain risk
- Sources, nature and impact of supply chain threats
- Vulnerable domains – on premises, off-premises cloud and supply chain
- Contractual, legal and financial consequences of supply chain attack
- New and magnified risks presented by the Internet of Things
- Strategies and methods for risk classification and mitigation
- Measures to identify risks, protect the supply chain, detect attacks, and to respond and recovery
- Where terms and conditions figure in: “upstream” to customers, “downstream” to suppliers
- Present and potential government regulations
- Resources to address supply chain risks
Date / Time: May 1, 2017
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
- 9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
- 8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
- 7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific
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- On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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