Epstein Becker Green Receives Insider Threat Certification

Firm Strengthens Ability to Assist Clients with
Risk Assessment and Preparedness

Washington, DC (September, 20 2017)Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a Partner by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). As an SEI Partner, EBG is licensed to provide official SEI services in insider threat vulnerability assessments to organizations worldwide.  This certification further bolsters the firm’s existing privacy and security capabilities.

As part of the certification, EBG’s Robert Hudock, a lawyer who focuses on data breach and response, national security law, cybersecurity, and global privacy and data security, has become an SEI-Authorized Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor.  In this capacity, Mr. Hudock will provide insider threat vulnerability assessments to federal contractors that are required to have this type of assessment as part of their insider threat program and other companies and organizations that are looking for protection against damaging data leaks caused by employees and other insiders and the resulting adverse consequences. 

According to the 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, nearly 60 percent of all attacks, which can happen either inadvertently or maliciously, were carried out by insiders.  Overall, nearly four billion records were leaked, and industries such as financial services and health care were often targeted.

“In an environment where clients are more vulnerable than ever to attacks on their intellectual property and trade secrets, as well as sensitive employee information, our ability to help guide companies through a risk analysis is a major asset,” said Mr. Hudock.  “Epstein Becker Green is the only law firm to offer such services through the SEI, and we look forward to working with clients to help increase their information security policies and procedures.”

“We congratulate Epstein Becker Green for expanding its offerings through the SEI Partner Network,” said Paul Nielsen, SEI Director and CEO. “Our Partners are a valuable extension of the SEI, helping to meet the demand for SEI technologies and services worldwide with a level of quality that matches the SEI’s own.”

“In addition to vulnerability and risk assessments on the information technology side, from a labor and employment perspective, the firm is well positioned to assist companies with developing and implementing the proper personnel and workforce management policies and training that can help protect companies from internal threats,” said Brian Cesaratto, an attorney in EBG’s Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, who focuses on preventing cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

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About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies.  Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence.  For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

About the Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information about the SEI, visit www.sei.cmu.edu. For more information about the SEI Partner Network, visit www.sei.cmu.edu/partners.