GREENSBORO, N.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Allen O’Rourke will join a panel discussion on the legal challenges and obligations that businesses may face regarding cybersecurity. The panel discussion is part of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Summit and takes place April 10 at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro.

Panelists will discuss how to minimize the risk of cyberattacks, and what do to if such an incident takes place. In addition, they will discuss the rapidly evolving legal environment surrounding cybersecurity, such as the European Union’s implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Other speakers at the Cybersecurity Summit include Union Square Launch Director Steve Hunt, Sonic WALL Solution Architect Rob Krug, and TCDI Executive VP Timothy Opsitnick.

Allen O’Rourke co-chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).  He conducts cyber investigations and represents clients facing regulatory actions, consumer litigation, and business disputes arising out of cybersecurity incidents.  Allen also handles data breach response, and he counsels clients concerning data privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparedness, and legal aspects of computer network defense. Prior to joining Womble, Allen was a cybercrime prosecutor who helped lead the Cyber Unit at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, where he received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime.