Keynote Highlights

Senior US Federal Counterintelligence Expert at LegalSEC!


he general session at the 2019 LegalSEC Summit kicked off with keynote speaker, William R. Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Mr. Evanina provided a standing-room-only audience with insights on recent global events in the areas of cyber-security and the emerging threats facing the legal technology, IT, and legal operations domains. They were motivating and thought-provoking.

“The keynote presentation given by William R. Evanina set the stage for LegalSEC,” said Jim McKenna, Chief Information Officer at Fenwick & West LLP and ILTA Board Member. “It was a gut punch and a wakeup call at the same time.”

The biggest takeaways from the speech were “95% of data breaches are the result of email phishing attacks” and “make security a part of the mission, make security a part of your business and apparatus. Make it a part of your overall strategy.”

Mr. Evanina concluded his eye-opening presentation with a dynamic Q&A session with audience participation. Listen to the full recording with Q&A

To read more about William R. Evanina’s speech, find his prepared speech notes here.