Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Privacy, and the Law. Protect Yourself, Your Family, Your Firm, and Clients


October 13, 2023:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

We discuss applicable laws and professional responsibilities for cybercrime and cybersecurity, priority cybercrime threats, and how to build a personal and organization cybersecurity program.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.


October 13, 2023:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Ohio CLE Approved: 6 general

PACLE Approved: 6 substantive

WV CLE Approved: 7.2 credits; 3.0 ethics


*For Non-Lawyers: use coupon code “CourseOnly” for $50 off – if you want to attend the course and do not need the CLE credit.

*For Student rate, please email: [email protected] 


Cybercrime threatens everyone professionally and personally, reasonable cybersecurity is now a legal requirement for many, and an ethical requirement for attorneys. Attorneys need to protect themselves, their firms, and their clients. New York State has even created a new CLE requirement for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection.

Rules on security, detection, investigation, and reporting are evolving, and there are lawyers, individuals, and organizations who may not be aware of them, do not know where to start, or need more knowledge. Lawyers need to take measures to protect themselves, clients, and employees, and advise clients on these complicated issues. All organizations need to take similar measures to safeguard and secure their systems and protect confidential information. All of us can play a role to properly guide the evolving areas of law with respect to cybersecurity, cybercrime, and privacy.

Prevention of cybercrime remains the goal, so we discuss that in depth. Incidents may still happen, and proper incident response and investigation is now also a requirement. We discuss applicable laws and professional responsibilities for cybercrime and cybersecurity, priority cybercrime threats, and how to build a personal and organization cybersecurity program.

This presentation is for all attorneys, for any level of technical knowledge or skill. It will be fully interactive, live, in person CLE, and will not be recorded.

The course shall be a one-day event held on Franciscan’s beautiful campus and includes continental breakfast & lunch.


Presenter:  John Bandler

John Bandler runs a law firm and a consulting practice to help organizations and individuals with issues that require expertise in cybersecurity, cybercrime, investigations, data privacy, anti-money laundering, compliance, governance, and more. John has advised individuals, corporations, and financial institutions on a variety of complex issues well suited for his broad background and unique areas of expertise. He is a prolific speaker and writer, author of Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, Cybercrime Investigations, and many articles.

John founded his legal and consulting practices in 2015, and before that served for over twenty years in government. John earned his law degree in 2002 from Pace University School of Law, graduating cum laude, and where he is now an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching on cybersecurity and cybercrime. After graduation he started serving under the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, a premier prosecutor’s office. For thirteen years, he investigated and litigated a wide variety of cases ranging from violent street crime to financial crime and global cybercrime. John was responsible for a ground breaking case that uncovered international cybercrime trafficking of stolen data, money laundering via virtual currency and the conventional financial system, and massive identity theft. The case culminated in guilty verdicts after a lengthy trial in 2013, having successfully prosecuted international cybercriminals and U.S. based identity thieves. John gained unique expertise in cybercrime investigation and intelligence, eventually proposing and founding the cybercrime intelligence unit. John is admitted to the bars in New York, Connecticut, and Washington D.C.

John entered law enforcement in 1994 when he graduated from the New York State Police Academy and went on to serve as a State Trooper for eight years, serving in one of the busiest stations in the state, providing full police services to the local community. While serving as a Trooper, he attended law school. John graduated Hamilton College in 1992 with a major in Physics and a minor in Computer Science, and earned the Phi Betta Kappa key. John also earned his commission in the U.S. Army through the R.O.T.C. program, and went on to serve in the New York Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves in Infantry and Military Intelligence Units.

John frequently teaches and speaks on cybercrime, cybersecurity, virtual currency, and law, and holds certifications in cybersecurity, privacy, anti-money laundering, fraud investigations, and information technology, including:
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) (data breach planning and response)
• GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) (network penetration testing)
• GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC) (implementing an effective cybersecurity program in a prioritized, risk-based manner)
• Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
• Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
• Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
• CompTIA Security +, Cloud +, Network +, A +, Project + (information technology certifications in security, cloud, networking, basic computing, and project management).

Read more about John, his work, and writings at



Time Schedule:

9:00-10:00: Cybercrime and cyberlaw introduced

10-10:15 Short break

10:15-11:15: Technology and cybersecurity

11:15-11:30 Short break

11:30-12:30: Laws and lawyer professional responsibilities

12:30-1:00 Lunch break

1:00-2:00: Virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and cybercrime

2:00-2:15 Short Break

2:15-3:15: Cybersecurity implementation

3:15-3:30 Short break

3:30-4:30: Incident response and priorities to protect your clients and yourself


Cancellation Fee:

Due to the costs associated with our course offerings, the Center has implemented a 25% cancellation fee. Those costs relate to food and beverages purchased in advance and the fees we need pay to outside presenters.  Cancellation fees will apply to those that do not show up for the course or those who cancel ahead of its offering. The Center appreciates your understanding.