Annual Cybersecurity Summit highlights legal sector's challenges and innovations

The conference featured discussions on the impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity

Annual Cybersecurity Summit highlights legal sector's challenges and innovations

The 8th annual Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACC Foundation), was recently held at the UCLA campus.

The event attracted professionals from law firms, corporations, and government entities. This event served as a platform for participants to exchange knowledge and strategies related to cybersecurity and data privacy, particularly within the legal community. Fifty-seven percent of the more than 200 attendees, speakers, and sponsors belonged to diverse groups. According to ACC, this is one of the most diverse cybersecurity and data privacy conferences.

Veta T. Richardson, the president of the ACC Foundation, highlighted the summit's position in addressing the intersection of cybersecurity and legal practice. Richardson said, “With the timely topics covered by recognized subject matter experts in private industry and the federal government, no other conference equals the depth, breadth, and diversity of the ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit. I thank all of the attendees, speakers, sponsors, advisory board, and staff for making this another successful event filled with actionable information law firms and in-house professionals can apply in their organizations.”

The conference's agenda covered a broad spectrum of topics, featuring sessions such as a dialogue with Peter Hayden, general counsel of U.S. Cyber Command, and discussions on the impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity. These sessions aimed to prepare legal practitioners with the necessary tools to combat the evolving threats in the cyber landscape.

Jennifer Chen, executive director of the ACC Foundation, stressed the importance of the legal community's role in cybersecurity efforts. She noted the summit's success in equipping attendees with up-to-date knowledge and practices to mitigate cyber threats, acknowledging the dedication of speakers and participants in sharing their expertise.

“I am incredibly grateful to everyone involved for so graciously giving their time and expertise to help their peers in the legal community,” Chen concluded.

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