Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

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Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby MurderafterMidnight » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:13 pm

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Been reading/hearing alot about this field of law lately. How is the job market for this area of law? Big law? etc?

I have 3 years experience in engineering and three years IT experience with the gov and a major auto company.

Is this field as hot as I have been hearing? Thinking of going to law school soon.

BTW what schools offer the best cyber security programs at the moment?

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby smaug » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:16 pm

2009 join date

wow

don't go to law school

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Postby MurderafterMidnight » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:15 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:2009 join date

wow

don't go to law school


wow.......tough crowd......

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby joon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:19 am

Why don't just stay with IT?

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby Elston Gunn » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:14 am

MurderafterMidnight wrote:http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202725288303/Cybersecurity-Lawyers-Getting-Plenty-of-Company

Been reading/hearing alot about this field of law lately. How is the job market for this area of law? Big law? etc?

I have 3 years experience in engineering and three years IT experience with the gov and a major auto company.

Is this field as hot as I have been hearing? Thinking of going to law school soon.

BTW what schools offer the best cyber security programs at the moment?

OP, to give you a moderately serious if not that informed answer, I think cybersecurity stuff is relatively "hot" right now, but certainly not in the sense that having a background in it will do all that much to get you a job. It's not like IP, where they need people with a specialist background. As I understand it, this is mostly either pretty straightforward class action litigation that isn't going to require technical knowledge or regulatory work, which is going to be largely done by firms in D.C. that are the hardest in the country to get a job at. Definitely don't go to law school because you think your background in this "hot" area gives you a leg up. It sounds like you've got a good career going for you--I'd probably stick with that.

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby timbs4339 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:11 am

Elston Gunn wrote:
MurderafterMidnight wrote:http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202725288303/Cybersecurity-Lawyers-Getting-Plenty-of-Company

Been reading/hearing alot about this field of law lately. How is the job market for this area of law? Big law? etc?

I have 3 years experience in engineering and three years IT experience with the gov and a major auto company.

Is this field as hot as I have been hearing? Thinking of going to law school soon.

BTW what schools offer the best cyber security programs at the moment?

OP, to give you a moderately serious if not that informed answer, I think cybersecurity stuff is relatively "hot" right now, but certainly not in the sense that having a background in it will do all that much to get you a job. It's not like IP, where they need people with a specialist background. As I understand it, this is mostly either pretty straightforward class action litigation that isn't going to require technical knowledge or regulatory work, which is going to be largely done by firms in D.C. that are the hardest in the country to get a job at. Definitely don't go to law school because you think your background in this "hot" area gives you a leg up. It sounds like you've got a good career going for you--I'd probably stick with that.


I agree with this (CA also has a lot of this kind of litigation- right now the big hot sexy issue is whether the security breaches are covered by the relevant insurance policies, not exactly something you need a techie for). To explain the real technical concepts they will bring in highly paid experts who have much more experience than you- professors and the like.

There are several non-profit legal organizations that do this kind of work, like SFLC, but the lines are going to be out the door to get one of the few positions that they have.

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Re: Cyber Security Law? Is it a hot area?

Postby crazycanuck » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:02 pm

I can't comment on cyber security law, but cybersecurity and cyberterrorism is a HUGE growth area. As more companies move to the cloud and continue building their online presence, cybersecurity is becoming a bigger issue in the board room. I work in a management position in risk, and the board is asking more and more about how we protect ourselves. They didn't ask these questions even 3 years ago. I think in 10 years it will be a bigger board room topic than both financial performance and dinky legal matters combined.

I have a couple of friends who are experts in cybersecurity and have cybersecurity designations. They are head hunted daily. Like actually daily and they can pretty much demand whatever they want for pay. It's a field I'm trying to gain more experience in.

Cybersecurity is becoming a bigger risk every day. It's no longer some hackers in a basement trying to steal credit card info. It's professional criminal organizations stealing all kinds of personal data (and not just like your SSN, but pictures, what your vacation plans are, where you currently are, etc) Sleeper cells are getting put into companies. It's not even just you that can get hacked. A company I know had a breach last year where some dudes wife's email was hacked, the hackers watched them email back and forth for months and got a feel for how she wrote, the restaurants they visit, etc. he got an email from her asking if he wanted to go to lunch at their favorite luch spot with the new menu attached. He opened the menu and boom, programs started zipping drives and sending them to the hackers. Last year some banks lost billions from hackers. They gained access to the systems and for over a year watched how money was moved, then used that knowledge to move money without setting off the banks internal alarms, it all just looked like normal transactions. It's becoming far more complex and the risk to companies is skyrocketing.

If you want a real career, go into cybersecurity. You will become the most important person in your company very quickly.




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