ASP SIG: Security and Privacy in a Hosted World!





    Noel C. Johnson, Esq., Associate General Counsel - Barra, Inc.
    Stephen N. Hollman, Esq., xSP specialist - Business and Technology Law Group


    Presentation Overview

    Security and Privacy in a Hosted World!

    Hacking happens and terrorism is now an ongoing threat. Are you prepared and ready for the serious consequences when a hack of your hosted solution occurs, despite your best efforts to stop it? Are you securing your hosted IT infrastructures, systems, and networks now that this is a matter of necessity rather than paranoia? What procedures do you have in place to protect yourself? Who has the ultimate responsibility for intrusion into your network and/or destruction of your data? To whom can you shift the risk? Are you aware of the legal precedents being established around the world concerning security and privacy breaches? And are you thinking about these matters globally where laws are emerging different from those in the U.S.?

    If your answer to any of these questions is no, then you should make it a point to join us for this session! Noel C. Johnson, Esq., Associate General Counsel at Barra, Inc. in Berkeley, and Stephen N. Hollman, Esq., a xSP specialist with the national lawyers’ affiliation of Business and Technology Law Group in its San Jose office, will be here to discuss these topics, give you examples of what is happening from a legal perspective right now in our industry, and provide for you a number of take-home pointers. They will share with you some of the ways to prepare and protect your business in these turbulent times, especially for a services-based model.

    Do calendar this most timely and important presentation!


    About the Presenters

    Noel C. Johnson

    Noel C. Johnson, Esq., Associate General Counsel at Barra, Inc. graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 with a degree in Economics. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he graduated in 1994. From 1994-1997, he was an Associate at Cooley Godward LLP and then moved to Steinhart & Falconer LLP where he was an Associate from 1997-2000. At both Cooley and Steinhart, Noel was a litigation associate specializing in intellectual and commercial litigation. From Dec. 2000 to Aug. 2000, he served as General Counsel and V.P. of Business Development at And most recently, from September 2000 to date I have worked as the Associate General Counsel at Barra, Inc.

    Steve Hollman

    Steve Hollman is a principal of the national law affiliation of Business & Technology Law Group in its San Jose, California office where he emphasizes in his practice the transactional aspects of business, technology, Internet and electronic commerce, commercial, and unfair competition matters, and related dispute resolution.  He is a recognized author and frequent lecturer on and practitioner in leading edge developments in the fields of e-business and intellectual property protections; domestic and international licensing and distribution; enforcement of proprietary rights; emerging growth companies and related financing strategies; and alternative dispute resolution.  For a number of years, Steve was a Senior Vice President, the General Counsel, and the Secretary to a computer services firm during which time it grew from $40M to $180M in gross revenues as the country's first application services provider (ASP), after which he entered private practice.  He is a member of the Board of Editors of both The Computer Lawyer and The Cyberspace Lawyer, and a member of the Advisory Board of BNA's Computer Technology Law Report.  Steve is also the editor of West Publishing Company's multi-volume authoritative work on the California Uniform Commercial Code.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Computer Law Association and is its immediate past Conferences Committee Chair, and is a member of the Planning Committee of the University of Southern California Computer and Internet Law Institute. Steve is a member of CAUCUSNET and of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) under whose auspices he made strategic contributions to the drafting and lobbying of both the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act and the Y2K Act.


    Event Logistics


    IBM Solution Partnership Center
    2929 Campus Drive, 2nd Floor
    San Mateo, CA 94105


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    No registration required