TAMPA, Fla. - May 12, 2015 - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys Mathew H. Meade and G. Calvin Hayes were featured speakers at a Cyber Security Symposium for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) held at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. At the May 6 CLE, topics included: Cyber Security and the Economy; Security Components; Remediation; Merchant Accounts and PCI Compliance; Protection Strategies; and Cyber Liability Insurance. The program has been submitted for (5) hours of Technical Business CPE credit and Florida CLE credit.

A recent study revealed Tampa was the most hacked city in the nation. A security breach can have disastrous effects on a company’s operation, profitability and reputation. This seminar focused on ways of protecting business, data and corporate files while remaining compliant with various regulations. In addition, Meade and Hayes addressed methods of recovering from a data breach.

Hayes and Meade also spoke at a May 7 seminar where they addressed the Florida State Tax Collector’s Association on the same subjects. The Tax Collectors are intimately involved in direction, planning, organization, budgeting and implementing policies which affect both local and state government. The presentation provided valuable information to the members of the association for the wide array of issues they deal with and the sensitive nature of their data.

Meade is co-chair of Buchanan's Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group where he provides advice regarding data security breaches, information and records management and other areas regarding privacy. He helps clients identify business risks associated with the use and storage of sensitive information. Meade regularly advises clients on security breach notification laws and other U.S. state and federal data security requirements (including laws regarding disposal of records). He drafts agreements addressing issues related to data use, privacy and security. He also has prepared document retention and management policies and developed associated training programs. He earned his JD from Fordham University.

Hayes represents clients in complex commercial and business litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection team where he advises clients regarding data security issues. He has represented clients in state and federal government investigations, as well as internal investigations. Hayes also has conducted electronic data breach investigations and multi-state notifications. He earned his JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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