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Cybersecurity: Practice Materials

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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  • Forms, checklists, trackers, and other materials specific to the needs 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.


How to Access Lexis and Westlaw

Only current USC Law students, faculty, and staff receive individual usernames and passwords to Lexis and Westlaw through the law library.

Troubleshooting Lexis:

Current USC Law students, faculty, and staff may email Laura Glover at or contact Lexis customer support 24/7 at 1-800-543-6862.

Troubleshooting Westlaw:

Current USC Law students, faculty, and staff may email Kyla Shank at or contact Westlaw technical support 24/7 at 1-800-937-8529.

Public Access:

The law library provides public access to Nexis Uni only at our hardwired computers inside the law library. Nexis Uni is a version of Lexis that provides access to primary law and some additional resources, but unfortunately, not to the resources listed on this page.


Law Practice Materials

Best Bet: PLI Plus 
(Practising Law Institute)

Search forms and checklists related to cybersecurity and data protection.

Best Bet: Practical Guidance 
(Lexis password required)

View data security and privacy resource kits specific to cryptocurrency, FTC, GDPR, HIPAA, and more.

Compare state laws on event data recorder (EDR) privacy, identity theft, and more.

Track current and proposed legislation and regulatory enforcement of cybersecurity and consumer privacy provisions.

Browse more updates, tools, and guidance.

Best Bet: Practical Law 
(Westlaw password required)

Search standard documents and clauses.

Compare state laws on data breach notifications and employee privacy.

Track current and proposed privacy-related legislation, draft regulations, and other regulatory guidance.

Browse more updates, tools, and guidance.