Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright is a practicing attorney based in Dallas, Texas, focusing on technology law. He serves as a Senior Instructor at the SANS Institute, and is the author and sole instructor of LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations. Through that course Mr. Wright has taught thousands of students around the world. He advises SANS' Security Awareness Program on its products that cover compliance issues, such as GDPR, privacy and criminal justice. Mr. Wright advises diverse clients, both in the US and outside the US, on privacy, electronic commerce and data security law.

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Benjamin is featured in the book "The Devil Inside the Beltway", the story of the infamous LabMD cyber attack. His uncommon advice to LabMD ultimately steered the company toward its landmark 2018 legal victory over the Federal Trade Commission.

In alignment with what he teaches in the LEG523 course, Wright consults for tech professional firms, helping them write engagement contracts and otherwise manage their legal liability and right to be paid. Such firms include QSAs, auditors, blockchain analysts, penetration testers and forensic investigators.

Ben comes from a blue collar background in the Panhandle of Texas. He studied at the law school at Georgetown University, on the way to a pioneering career in tech law.

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