As the world becomes more integrated, our understanding of security and the means to preserve it have and are continuing to shift. Cyber security is unchartered territory. It is growing exponentially and is paving a new path for businesses and decision-makers alike. Through information technology procurements, integrated networks, cloud-based computing, and artificial intelligence, cyber security is both an asset and a liability of nearly every kind of organization. It has carved out an important role in the operations and efficiency of business.
This course will tackle the topic of cyber security through a legal lens. It will discuss the meaning of cyber security, the privacy frameworks that mark the boundaries of the cyber domain, the basics of technology contracting and the types of contracts to consider, security compliance, security reporting obligations and mechanisms, and the dark web. Along the way, we will tie into this course practical advice and case studies to highlight how cyber security operates in practice and how it can benefit you or your organization.
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James Kosa is a partner at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on information technology and intellectual property law.
James acts as technology counsel to technology companies in a wide variety of high technology fields, including telecommunications, cloud computing and artificial intelligence companies, software development companies (traditional and agile), hosting service providers and infrastructure as a service providers. He also represents consumers of technologies with procurement and negotiation of technology services, including financial institutions, governments and government agencies, and profit and non-profit companies in traditional fields with technology needs.
James is recognized as a leading practitioner in the following legal directories: Chambers Canada Guide – Information Technology; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Computer & IT Law; and Best Lawyers in Canada – Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law.