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Cybersecurity: Conferences, Institutes, Task Forces

The law library curates this guide to cybersecurity resources in order to support graduate research in cybersecurity and the work of practicing lawyers.
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How to Access Databases

In the law library:
Anyone may use one of the hardwired desktop public-access computers inside the law library to search multiple journals at once, using databases.

Only current USC students, faculty, and staff may use their Network ID and password to search multiple journals at once, using databases via any computer or device, from anywhere.



Best Bet:
ACM Digital Library 
(Association for Computing Machinery)

Search proceedings of computing conferences to research a topic.

Or search within security or privacy conferences, such as Computer and Communications Security or Information Hiding & Multimedia Security.

IEEE Digital Library
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Search IEEE Computer Society conference publications to research a topic.

Try searching the "publications" field for a broad term such as security or privacy, then select only relevant conferences to search within.

Best Bet:
PLI Plus 
(Practising Law Institute)

Search transcripts of cybersecurity and privacy law conferences to research a topic.

Apply for a scholarship to attend an upcoming cybersecurity conference for free (current students and faculty).

Also try searching journals and newsletters.

Also try these databases of proceedings of computing conferences.


Cybersecurity Law Institute

  • Georgetown Law
  • "At our Institute you will receive insights on the best governance, preparedness, and resilience strategies from experienced government officials, general counsels, and cybersecurity practitioners who face these issues on a daily basis."

National Cybersecurity Legal Institute

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • "Join cybersecurity experts in the fields of law, law enforcement, insurance, and information technology to learn how to protect your firm and keep your data safe." - 2019 Institute
  • 2020 Institute


Task Forces

ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

"The task force examines risks posed by criminals, terrorists and nations that hope to steal personal and financial information, disrupt critical infrastructure, and wage a new kind of warfare on a battlefield of ones and zeros." -

 â€‹UofSC Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

"The Cybersecurity Legal Task Force informs the legal profession and the public about cyberattacks--and provides strategies to minimize the risk of such attacks--through a variety of methods including webinars, monthly reports, and the Cybersecurity Institute." -