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Brooklyn Bar Association CLE will cover cyber safety when working from home

April 3, 2020 Rob Abruzzese
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As the legal community shifts to working from home via videoconferencing, the Brooklyn Bar Association has arranged a continuing legal education seminar designed to help make sure attorneys are taking steps to do so properly.

Attorney and BBA Trustee Daniel Antonelli is hosting the CLE along with Dr. David Bensinger from Bensinger Technology. The pair want to ensure that lawyers are working from home but are also taking precautions to make sure their files and clients’ personal information stays secure.

In a lecture titled “Work at Home and be Cyber Safe” the two will spend one hour on Tuesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. to go over a number of common security risks that viewers may have not considered. They will also discuss how to set up your home office to avoid these risks.

Part of the discussion will include how to secure a home network, avoid hackers and reduce the risk of accidental data exposure from insufficient security.

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Antonelli and Bensinger have covered similar CLE topics in the past together. Just this past November, they presented a CLE titled “Cyber-Security Made Simple: A Guide to Protect Personal Information and Clients’ Information from Cyber-criminals & Review of New York’s New Cyber-Security Law Requirements.”

In that two-hour lecture, they covered how attorneys can be susceptible to people who target small law firms and solo practitioners and went over various types of cyber-attacks, viruses, phishing scams and methods of social engineering. This CLE should be similar, with a focus on working from home.

The CLE, which will be free for members of the bar association, will be the first live CLE streamed on the web via Zoom since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The Brooklyn Bar last hosted an in-person event on March 10. 

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