Cyber Security: What ERISA Service Providers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Portland

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Program with a Social Hour to follow

Join the ABC of the Great Northwest and Speaker Joseph J. Lazzarotti, an attorney well versed in Cyber Security as it applies to ERISA for an informative and timely seminar. 

  • Data Security - A competitive advantage.  how to use data security to better promote your business.
  • Negotiating contracts with plan sponsors.  Key issues and considerations.
  • Negotiating contracts with vendors.  Top issues encountered with service providers - IT companies, administrators, actuaries, accountants, laywers, others
  • Wwe have a major break affecting client date, now what? Examples of key data breach issues in ERISA plan context.
  • What are our data security obligations as service providers - legal, contractual, fiduciary, ethical.  INcludes a high-level discussion of laws andobligations in ERISA plan context.
  • Tips for training employees on data security.  Developing and implementing a training and awareness program. 
  • Where do we get started - risk assessment? What you need to know when conducting a risk assessment in an ERISA plan context.
  • Do we need cyber-insurance? Basic considerations when shopping insurance. 

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Meeting Fees (includes breakfast, lunch, parking and a post-event cocktail hour)

ASPPA Member


Non-Member $150

Continuing Education

Two (2) ASPPA (CE) credits are available for this meeting. Two (2) Oregon State Bar Association CLE and two (2) PDC SHRM credits will also be available, pending approval.


Mutlnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.

Portland, OR 97205

The MAC offers a parking garage.  Applicable rates are not included in the cost of our program


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About the Speaker

Joseph J. Lazzarotti is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He founded and currently leads the Firm's Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security Practice, edits the Firm's Privacy Blog, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also is a leading member of the Firm's Health Care Reform Taskforce within our Employee Benefits Practice Group, and as a member of the Firm's Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group, he draws on his employee benefits and privacy experience to lead that group's Wellness Program Compliance Team.

In short, his practice focuses on the matrix of laws governing the privacy, security and management of data, as well as the impact and regulation of social media.  He also counsels companies on compliance, fiduciary, taxation, and administrative matters with respect to employee benefit plans, and in particular with regard to group health plans under the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, ADA, GINA and other federal and state laws. 

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