FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 07, 2019

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP TO HOST SEMINAR “WHO’S ON THIRD? TIPS FOR MANAGING THIRD-PARTY RISK” AT ONE CANALSIDE OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host a seminar titled “Who’s on Third? Tips for Managing Third-Party Risk,” at its Buffalo office located downtown at One Canalside. The event will take place on Thursday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Regulators, legislatures, and best practices demand that companies take steps to protect themselves and their customers from risk associated with outsourced “cloud” technology providers and other third parties that may access sensitive employee, customer, or company data. With the March 1, 2019 New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation deadline looming, regulated entities should not wait to implement required third-party service provider security policies and procedures. Entities that are not regulated should act now as well. Business and cybersecurity leaders agree that third-party service provider risk is a top cybersecurity risk.

Phillips Lytle Special Counsel Christopher L. Hayes, Certified Third Party Risk Professional, and Attorney Elizabeth A. Bove, CIPP/US, will discuss how organizations can identify, assess, and manage this ever-growing risk, including:

  • Key Components of a Third-Party Risk Management Program
  • Identifying Third-Party Risk That Your Organization Might Not Even Know About
  • Managing Risk through Vendor Contracts
  • Existing and Emerging Legal Trends Regarding Third-Party Risk Management

Mr. Hayes uses his in-house and litigation background to effectively guide clients through the dynamic landscape of data security and privacy. He was formerly in-house data security and technology counsel at a Fortune 500 financial institution and an experienced litigator. As senior in-house counsel, he provided practical legal and business advice on all aspects of data breach investigation and response; technology evaluation, licensing, and acquisitions; data security practices, policies, and procedures; and third-party/vendor risk management.

Ms. Bove counsels clients regarding workplace privacy issues, including drafting security and privacy policies, analyzing cyber insurance policies, and managing data incidents. She authors articles regarding, and regularly counsels clients on, existing and emerging data security and privacy issues. Ms. Bove also focuses her practice on defending employers faced with federal or state discrimination complaints, and has significant experience handling federal and state motion practice, depositions, and complex e-discovery.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Ohio, and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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