Course Description

What if your law firm’s computer network was hijacked and held for ransom by cyberterrorists? What you know what to do? Would you know how to prevent such a scenario? Christopher Ballod, of Lewis Brisbois, and Don Snoke of the Trinity Area School District will present a real-life example of an encryption hack, discuss trends in cybersecurity, and offer practice pointers for protecting your own client information.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2019 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

For full biographies, please see the course materials.

This course is moderated by Ed Morascyzk and Tom Vreeland.

Chris Ballod, Esq. is a partner in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices of Lewis Brisbois.  Chris assists clients with regulatory compliance counseling pertaining to HIPAA, payment card industry standards, and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Don Snoke is the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Trinity Area School District.  He holds a Masters of Science degree in Education, Pennsylvania Principal's Certification 7-12, his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility K-12, and is currently working on a Doctorate degree.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Materials
    • Hacking Part One
    • Hacking Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)