Ralph Kroman, a partner in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology practice at WeirFoulds, is featured in the article “The shifting sands of cybersecurity”, in the May 2016 edition of Canadian Lawyer Inhouse.
The article focuses on the ever-changing role of in-house counsel in terms of cyber security protection, and the need to be proactive and well-prepared should an organization have to deal with a cyberattack or data breach, and the connected ramifications of these events.
“Because the nature of threats is changing day to day and month to month as is legislation, in-house counsel also needs to have an open mind and be eager to learn, says Kroman. They also need to be persistent, both in terms of keeping on top of trends, legislation, and threats, but also in educating the executives and employees in their organization. Legislation is adapting and becoming more robust.
“Counsel really needs to keep on top of it,” he says. “It’s not just something you can look up in a book.”
Ralph is a frequent speaker at events focused on privacy and cyber security. He recently hosted “Cyber Security – Meeting Modern Challenges” at the firm, and also contributed to the “Protecting Intellectual Property In The Workplace”, a WeirFoulds Employment & Labour Group Client Seminar.