In a widely anticipated presentation, national thought leader Chris Seusing will be leading a panel of internationally acclaimed experts on the cutting edge issue of cybersecurity threats specific to the construction industry. Seusing, a partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman leads the cyber practice handling all facets of cyber claims nationally.
Joining Seusing are equally regarded thought leaders on this important issue. Theresa Le from Cowbell Cyber, Maryam Rad from Lockton and Lee Thunberg from BHSI will engage attendees in this important discussion.
“Without question, we are seeing an emerging trend in the uptick of cyber claims specific to the construction industry,” said Seusing. “Many clients fail to recognize that the infiltrators are living in their computer environment extracting key pieces of information before the nightmare begins. Those attending this session will leave with an absolute roadmap of risk management to avoid these attacks, and best practices if they are the unfortunate victim at some point.”
CLM’s 2022 Construction Conference will provide extensive in-depth resources on the issue of cyber as it relates to the construction industry, including a keynote from Mark Lanterman who will take participants onto the dark web, among other presentations. Seusing’s presentation entitled "Evolving Cybersecurity Threats to the Construction Industry" is set to take place on September 22, 2022 at 10:45 a.m., at the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.
“We have received incredible feedback on the cyber panels, and in particular the presentation by Chris, Lee, Theresa and Maryam,” said Stephen Henning, one of the conference co-chairs. Henning, founding partner of WSHB explained that this is a popular session due to the prevalence and severity of cybersecurity attacks which are hitting the construction industry from all sides, and escalating in frequency of late.”
Seusing explained that the construction and engineering industries are particularly susceptible to attacks, especially due to the heightened vulnerability of automated and control systems. “The Colonial Pipeline attack and other ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure have prompted the U.S. Government to enact regulations requiring heightened cybersecurity protections and immediate reporting of cyber incidents,” said Seusing. “Our panel will provide an overview of the latest cyber threats facing the industry and the evolving governmental, law enforcement and industry response, and will discuss best practices on how to ensure your cyber house is in order.”
Chris Seusing is the New England Managing Partner at Wood Smith Henning & Berman, LLP, overseeing the firm's Boston and Connecticut offices, and leads the firm's national Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team. With nearly 15 years of collective experience in cyber, professional and management liability areas, Chris represents companies and professionals in complex litigation matters around the country. He counsels clients on responding to data breach incidents and regulatory inquiries and investigations, oversees forensic investigations of incidents, drafts information management policies and procedures in compliance with privacy regulations, and collaborates with case teams to implement cost-effective processes using state-of-the-art litigation tools, including analytics and technology-assisted review.
The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference is a colossal mix of interactive educational sessions and social networking events. Participants can select from more than 100 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. This year’s CLM Annual Conference is being held on September 21-23, 2022 in San Diego, California.