The Cybersecurity Project
Interning in prosecutors' offices
Launched in 2010, the Cybersecurity Law Project applies a multifaceted approach to teaching law students and regional prosecutors alike about the legal, technological and social controls implemented by government and private industry to secure communications and data networks against attack. Cybersecurity data breaches, privacy infringements, and theft of intellectual property or other sensitive data are occurring at an alarming rate, costing millions of dollars a year.
Working in partnership with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Rutgers Law-Newark, Seton Hall Law’s Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology devised a Project which includes cybersecurity law courses, summits and working groups focusing on discreet topics, in addition to the summer internships. Also included was a continuing legal education program for attorneys, “Cybersecurity Insurance and Cybersecurity Risk Management,” held on June 6. Speakers explored the legal ramifications of losses due to cyber-attacks, information security responsibilities, risks and liabilities as well as the emerging cyber-risk insurance market.
In addition to receiving training at prosecutors’ offices or other government offices, students are participating in a series of field trips and meeting an array of experts to broaden their exposure to electronic criminal matters. For example, summer interns are visiting the New Jersey State Police Forensic Lab, attending a New York/New Jersey Electronic Task Force Meeting, and learning about health law data privacy concerns and telecommunication issues via special lectures.
Pictured, from left, are the Cybersecurity Law Interns for summer, 2012: Pasquale DeSantis, Rutgers Law-Newark student/Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Intern; Carolyn Marks, Seton Hall Law student/Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Intern; Kevin FitzPatrick, Rutgers Law-Newark student/Cybersecurity Law Research Assistant; Michael Wachtel, Rutgers Law-Newark student/Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Intern; Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli; Deborah Freier, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Assistant Prosecutor; Robert Granzen, Seton Hall Law student/Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Intern; Randy Gray, Rutgers Law-Newark/Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Intern; Sarah Hinks, Seton Hall Law student/New Jersey Office of Information Technology Summer Intern.
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