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Table of Experts: Cybersecurity
Offit Kurman Attorney David Greber Featured in the Baltimore Business Journal
The Baltimore Business Journal held a round-table discussion on Nov. 3 featuring a panel of three cybersecurity advisors who discussed the importance of adequate cybersecurity measures, and the top cyber risks that companies face.
The panelists included Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, D.M., Vice Dean, Cybersecurity Graduate Program University of Maryland University College; Jeff Bathurst Director Technology Advisory Services, SC&H Group; and David Greber, a principal at Offit Kurman.
With recent breaches by Yahoo and Equifax all over the news, why are adequate cybersecurity measures not more of a priority among companies?
Jeff: I think they are a priority. The more you see this in the media, the more it becomes top of mind for many firms. One of the biggest issues organizations are facing is that they thought they were addressing it. They are seeing the latest levels of breaches occurring on routine basis, and rethinking their effort and contemplating, “Are we as prepared as we thought we were?” They’re having to revise their cybersecurity strategies and operations.
Many companies are at this point of self-reflection, determining if they are doing everything necessary to appropriately protect their important assets. In the past, organizations treated cybersecurity as a "one and done" type of activity. In reality, it must be woven into the corporate culture involving every employee. I think that’s how we will see meaningful progress made with organizations.
ABOUT DAVID GREBER
Mr. Greber's extensive business law experience includes representation of companies and corporations in all stages of their business life-cycle, from initial founding, through growth and expansion, to sale. His intellectual property law background includes the registration and protection of copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Greber’s estate planning experience includes drafting complex trusts and wills, powers of attorney, advanced directives, and living wills.
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