Internationally Recognised Author Hosts Webinar Around Information Security Law

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IT Governance has recently launched a new book called Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance which is designed to help companies understand this developing law of information security (including SB 1386, HIPAA, GLBA and SOX), the obligations it imposes on them, and the standard for corporate compliance that appears to be developing worldwide. The author, Thomas Smedinghoff will be hosting a free webinar.

In today's business environment, virtually all of a company's daily transactions and all of its key records are created, used, communicated, and stored in electronic form using networked computer technology. While this reliance on technology provides tremendous economic benefits, it also creates significant potential vulnerabilities that can lead to major harm to a company and its various stakeholders. IT Governance has recently launched a new book called Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance which is designed to help companies understand this developing law of information security (including SB 1386, HIPAA, GLBA and SOX), the obligations it imposes on them, and the standard for corporate compliance that appears to be developing worldwide.

The book is written by Thomas J Smedinghoff who is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, information security, and digital signature authentication issues from both a transactional and public policy perspective. Thomas is an attorney and partner in a Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law Practice in Chicago. He has been actively involved in developing e-business and information security legal policy, both in the US and globally. He currently serves as a member of the US Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and chairs the International Policy Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Science & Technology Law.

Thomas will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 30th October 3008 at 4.00pm (GMT) which will address the legal aspects of information security, focusing in particular on corporate compliance obligations. It will explain how the law regulates security, identify the key legal trends developing on a global basis, and provide an overview of corporate legal duties. Issues to be addressed at the webinar include:

1.     Overview of the legal approach to information security
2.     Current trends in the developing law of information security
3.     Corporate legal obligations regarding security
4.     Legal requirements for a comprehensive information security program
5.     What does "reasonable security" really mean?
6.     How ISO 27001 relates to the legal requirements for security
7.     The duty to notify individuals and regulators of security breaches
8.     Consistency of requirements among global laws and regulations
9.     Developing trends regarding encryption

To register for this free webinar please visit https://itgovernance.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?service=7&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Ftc0500l%2Ftrainingcenter%2FLoading.do%3Fsiteurl%3Ditgovernance%26rnd%3D8888154430%26servicename%3DTC%26FM%3D1%26ED%3D111823607%26UID%3D1034869232%26needFilter%3Dfalse&siteurl=itgovernance and for further information about Thomas Smedinghoff you can go to http://www.wildman.com/smedinghoff/

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Lisa Badcock    Marketing Executive    +44 (0) 845 070 1750
        lbadcock @ itgovernance.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the one-stop shop for books, tools, training and consultancy for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is 'non-geek', approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at http://www.itgovernance.co.uk.

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