Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST

Webinar Description:

Although the news is rife with examples of cyber-attacks on large corporations and infrastructure, the majority of these threats affect individual users. Recent polls indicate that the average users believe they can spot cybersecurity threats such as phishing, malware, and more.   Yet one study indicated that 59% of users cannot recognize phishing attempts. Additionally, 94% of cyber-attacks happen through email.

This webinar will provide a fundamental understanding of this rapidly changing landscape by illustrating some of the most current types of attacks and techniques used to impact everyday users. The webinar will also provide insight into tools and techniques for preventing and thwarting attacks.

Professor Sydney Beckman, in his youth, spent years as an active hacker deeply imbedded into the hacking community and running one of the largest hacking forums in the world. Eventually, Professor Beckman turned his interests to legal pursuits and had an active trial practice for approximately 15 years before becoming a full-time academic. Professor Beckman remains up-to-date in the area and regularly teaches Technology and the Law which includes discussions of various cyber-threats.


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Sydney Beckman, J.D., Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

Professor Sydney Beckman is an experienced trial lawyer and educator and is an expert in Evidence. He teaches Evidence, Advanced Evidence, Digital Evidence, Technology and the Law and several other courses at the Lincoln Memorial University School of Law. He frequently lectures at law schools and universities across the country on the effective use of interactive technology for teaching, assessment and engagement. He has authored dozens of articles and numerous books on Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Family Law and Magic and the Law. Prior to becoming a full-time educator, Professor Beckman was a partner with the firm of Goodman, Clark and Beckman in Arlington, Texas, and also served as a Municipal Judge Pro Tem for the City of Fort Worth. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a member of the Texas Bar and is admitted to the Northern District of Texas.


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Relevant Publications:

Evidence: A Contemporary Approach, 4th Ed., West Academic (with Susan Crump and Fred Galves)
A Short and Happy Guide to Evidence, 2nd Ed., West Academic
Evidence: Logic Maps, West Academic
Federal Testimonial Privileges, 2nd, Ed., Thomson Reuters (with Paul Rothstein)
Federal Objections – Quick Reference Card, 4th Ed., NITA and Wolters Kluwer
Please also see Professor Beckman’s SelectedWorks Page.