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Thomas A. Capezza Speaks on Cyber Incidents, Planning and Response


Thomas A. Capezza was a featured speaker at the Capital Area Technology Association’s member meeting on October 17, 2018. The panel of experts included Tom, Jeff Miller of Cyberstone Security and Megan Baker of Baker Public Relations. They spoke on the topic “What to Do When There’s Been a Security Incident” including specific issues:  

  • Incident response: incident identification; the first steps to secure data; coordinated effort across multiple disciplines; incident response options; the post-incident ramifications.
  • Legal requirements: daunting legal requirements dependent on sector and regulatory requirements; notice and reporting to clients and governmental agencies; proactive legal strategies; the right time to get legal involved and who you call.
  • Public relations: how to internally present a united message and communicate with clients and the public; presenting your company in a positive manner for customer retention and business recovery; how to avoid or recover from a damaged reputation.

About Tom Capezza

Thomas A. Capezza practices in the areas of Technology, Cyber and eDiscovery, White Collar Litigation and Investigations, Corporate Governance and Investigations, and Law Enforcement.  Tom has nearly 20 years of criminal and civil investigatory and litigation experience through his experience as the General Counsel to the New York State Police; an Assistant U.S. Attorney (civil and criminal divisions);  Enforcement Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and as an Assistant District Attorney. Additionally, Tom delivers his clients the attention to detail acquired from his substantial computer science and technology experience.  This experience includes designing remediation database systems for Superfund sites for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and designing computer systems for the financial services industry.  Tom can be reached at and (518) 810-0521. 

About Capital Area Technology Association (CATA)

CATA is the premier information technology association in eastern New York and western New England. CATA’s purpose is to share information on the IT and telecom industries. CATA exists to support the advancement of the arts and sciences of telecommunications and information technology fields; promote the professional improvement of its members; and disseminate knowledge of these fields to vendors, users, educators, and the general public. CATA currently counts some of the premier technology companies as members, as well as an assortment of leading corporations, state agencies, and universities in the Capital Region.

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

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