Incorporating legal requirements into security policies

Getting to know the legal requirements.


  • Knowledge check File — 00:10:00
  • Introduction to external laws and rules Video — 00:08:41
    • Let’s introduce this course on laws and regulations and how important it is for cybersecurity and policies.

  • The legal implications of governance documents (policies and procedures) Video — 00:11:33
    • The policies you create and update carry important legal significance.

  • Introduction to law and regulation Video — 00:25:53
    • John provides an introduction to law from the 30,000-foot level.

  • Laws as external rules to inform policies: An introduction Video — 00:12:17
    • Policies need to comply with external rules like laws and regulations. We discuss that concept.

  • Cybersecurity laws and regulations, part 1 Video — 00:21:26
    • Let’s look at some of the general bodies of law that apply to our security programs and policies.

  • Cybersecurity laws and regulations, part 2 Video — 00:15:04
    • Now we dive deeper into some specific laws and regulations pertaining to cybersecurity, breach notification and privacy that should be considered for your cybersecurity policies.

  • When and how to seek legal review Video — 00:19:40
    • We discuss when you should consider seeking advice from an attorney or lawyer. How to keep that relationship productive.

  • Summary Video — 00:07:29
    • Wrapping up our course about the law.

  • Corporate Security Policies course 3 assessment Assessment — 5 questions — 00:02:30


Course description

Policies and other written documentation must comply with applicable laws and regulations. An organization’s policies cannot conflict with legal requirements and should assist the organization with compliance. In this course, we explore what those legal requirements are and how they are both foundational and specific for cybersecurity and privacy.

Meet the author

John Bandler is a lawyer, consultant, speaker, teacher, and author in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, privacy, investigations, and more. He is the founder of Bandler Law Firm PLLC and Bandler Group LLC, legal and consulting practices that help organizations and individuals with cybersecurity, the prevention and investigation of cybercrime, privacy, compliance, risk management, and governance. John has expertise in many subjects, holds a number of certifications, and is a prolific writer and speaker. His first book is Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, his second book is Cybercrime Investigations, an extensive resource regarding the law, technology, process, and skills regarding the investigation of cybercrime. John has authored articles on a range of topics and teaches professionals and students at the undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Before entering private practice, John served in government as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses ranging from cybercrime, virtual currency money laundering, and traditional street crimes and frauds. Prior to that, he served as a state trooper in the New York State Police providing full police services to the local community.

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