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Drew Sorrell Authors Cybersecurity White Paper Published by Association of Legal Administrators

November 30, 2020

Drew Sorrell has authored a white paper entitled "The Risk: Cybersecurity Dangers During and After COVID-19" that has been published by the Association of Legal Administrators. 

The white paper discusses the sudden shift to remote working, the risks and costs of data breaches and malware, and tactics and measures that businesses can use to minimize cybersecurity risks.

“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” Likewise, no one expected a global pandemic that would send society into retreat and isolation where work from home would become a cliché catchphrase in these times. Organizational security was not ready for this event, and whether global cybercriminals were ready can be debated. Regardless, crime will find a way. Given the current circumstance, which is likely to persist well into 2021, this paper examines cybersecurity in the work-from-home (WFH) context.

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Drew

Drew Sorrell is a seasoned business lawyer with particular expertise in technology, cybersecurity and privacy issues. With an MBA in marketing and finance, he approaches clients’ legal issues with both a practical business bent and a self-described geeky love of technology.

Drew enjoys working with CLO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s and technology owners at businesses of all sizes in every phase of their legal needs. He assists them on the front end, drafting and negotiating software licenses, Internet service provider agreements, data privacy/breach policies and procedures, and employment/services agreements as well as the indemnity and insurance coverage related to those agreements. He advises clients on the GDPR and state-specific regulations, penetration testing and security audits. He also has years of experience handling matters when things go wrong, including data breaches, privacy issues and other technology or software problems.

A founding member of the Sedona Conference Group 11 (Privacy/Data Security), Drew is frequently asked to speak and write on legal and ethical issues arising from technology, including unfair and deceptive trade practices, data breach, privacy, data governance, and technology contract drafting. He is chair of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Data Governance Group as well as the past chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property, Business Law and Technology Committees.

Outside the technology arena, Drew has substantial expertise in both contracts and commercial litigation. In addition, he has experience assisting clients with government contracting. Drew began his legal career as a judicial clerk to Senior United States District Judge John H. Moore II, in Jacksonville, Florida, and then practiced with an AmLaw top 10 firm in Manhattan. After a stint as an assistant county attorney responsible for day-to-day legal advice and litigating civil issues for the county, Drew returned to Lowndes. Drew is admitted to practice in Florida, New York and the District of Columbia.

Born in Florida, Drew roots for his adopted football team—the FSU Seminoles (because neither Rollins nor George Washington has a football team). He is a proud father of two sons who play basketball and soccer, make great grades and generally keep him on his toes.

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