Cyber Tips for Staying Safe and Ethical in an Online World

Session type
Ethics credits
Total credits
Credit status
Pending Approval
Cost notes

FREE to all Legal Aid of North Carolina employees & volunteers.

Program Overview:

Today’s cyber age creates many opportunities and advantages for attorneys and clients alike.  Unfortunately, bad actors leverage those same platforms to steal money and information as well.  Hear about common threats facing attorneys and clients today, including phishing, ransomware, wire fraud, fake checks, data breaches, and more.  Then learn some quick and easy tips and tools to help meet your ethical obligations, foil the scammers, and keep you and your clients safe.



Patrick Brown is the Vice President of Enterprise and Operational Risk Management at Lawyers Mutual as well as filling the roles of Corporate Secretary and Director of Information Security. He is a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in Privacy & Information Security Law and has been designated a Fellow of Information Privacy and a Privacy Law Specialist by the IAPP. Additionally, he holds certifications from the IAPP and ISACA including Certified Information Privacy Professional for US private sector and Europe (CIPP/US & E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual in 2011 he practiced in the areas of real estate, foreclosure, creditor’s rights, and insurance subrogation - actively practicing in North Carolina and Virginia. He is licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the US Patent & Trademark Office; received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law and a B.S. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Patrick serves on several local and state bar association committees, including the North Carolina State Bar’s Cybersecurity/PMBR Committee and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Section.

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