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Cybersecurity - Compromise and Claim - 220333

This session will present an overview of cyber fraud that has become prevalent in title transactions, discuss potential claims, and provide information on ways to mitigate risk. We will review the cyber threat landscape and discuss the ways often used to gain access to systems and networks. The presentation will briefly review the response process in the event of a compromise. We will provide an overview of case law, discussing which party bears liability in the event funds are diverted from their intended recipient. Finally, the presentation will conclude with practical tips that business can considering implementing in order to avoid being a victim.

Presenter: Nicole Harrell
Nicole is a member in the firm’s Norfolk office and Chair of the Data Privacy and Security Practice Group. Nicole regularly assists clients identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with data privacy and security matters. She advises clients on various state and federal data privacy and security requirements, including HIPAA, CAN-SPAM and security breach notification rules. Nicole provides advice on cyber risks and cyber risk management, including cyber incident readiness and breach response. She helps clients understand their risks and plan accordingly. Once a cyber incident occurs, Nicole assists in carrying out the response plan, including coordinating forensic analysis, media announcements and required notifications to individuals and other interested parties. In addition, she works with clients on cyber insurance coverage and claims. Nicole regularly reviews and negotiates third-party vendor contracts for data security and privacy concerns. She also advises clients on risks and liabilities relating to data privacy and security practices in corporate transactions.

Nicole’s intellectual property practice includes federal and state trademark registration, copyright registration and assignment, negotiation of software development and licensing agreements, and licensing of intellectual property.

She regularly assists breweries and retail clients with alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance and regulatory matters at a federal level and in Virginia. In addition to licensing, label and other approvals, she assists brewery clients with distributor relationships.

Nicole also represents franchisors in regulatory matters, including preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements and related ancillary documents, registration and compliance. In addition, she represents franchisees in review of franchise disclosure documents, negotiation of franchise agreements and termination of franchise agreements and relationships.

This course is approved for 1-hour of CE, CLE and CCE (VCTE & VCTSA) credits.  If you received credit for the live version of this course, you can not receive credit for the online version even though the course numbers differ.

Only the account holder can receive credit/certification for the completion of this course. Employers cannot purchase courses for their employees from their personal account – the employee must create and/or login to their own account to purchase and complete this course. If you have any questions, please contact VLTA Project Manager, Suzanne Campbell at 800-564-8582 or by email at

Course Time Limit: Students will have 60 days from the date of purchase to successfully complete this course.

For technical questions, please contact VLTA staff at 800-564-8582.

For course specific questions, please contact the Instructor, Nicole Harrell at