About 

Lawrence “Larry” Dietz is admitted to the Bar of the US Supreme Court, the State of California and the District of Columbia. While serving as General Counsel for Tal Global Corporation, a global security services company, he has negotiated a variety of sensitive and complex contracts and NDAs with Multinational Organizations and smaller security services around the world.

A hallmark of Attorney Dietz’s law practice is the high level of customer service and response to clients and the ability to translate complex and hard to understand legal jargon into terms that help clients make informed decisions.

Based in Silicon Valley Attorney Dietz has worked with clients around the world and has had extensive experience in Asia with an emphasis on Japan. 

Retiring from the US Army Reserve as a Colonel, Dietz had a two track military career where he served in key leadership and staff positions in Military Intelligence and Psychological Operations. He was elected Honorary Colonel of the PSYOP Regiment of the United States Army in 2003 and served in that role until 2010. He continues to provide expertise in PSYOP through consulting engagements and his Blog (www.psyopregiment.blogspot.com).

Attorney Dietz holds a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School (Boston, MA); a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College (Carlisle, PA); Master of Laws in European Union Law from the University of Leicester (Leicester, United Kingdom); MBA Babson College (Wellesley, MA) and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University (Boston, MA).

Serving as Judge ProTem (Temporary Judge) on a pro-bono basis in California Superior Court, Santa Clara County, Small Claims Court since 2009

Colonel (Retired) Dietz has been an Instructor at American Military University (Charlestown, WV) where he has taught on-line courses in Military Intelligence, Cyber Warfare and Psychological Operations since 2009.

Colonel (Retired) Dietz’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (for Service), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (OLC) and other wards. Foreign Decorations include the Operational Information Proficiency Badge in Gold, awarded by the German Army for Service in Bosnia as a part of the NATO Stabilization Force.

 
 
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 Speaking Engagements

 
  • The GDPR is Just For Europe – Right? RSA, San Francisco, April 2018
  • Practical Planning for the GDPR – A Peer to Peer Workshop, RSA, San Francisco, April 2018
  • The Battle of Udrigovo, TV Wars in Bosnia, Naval Order, San Francisco, February 2018
  • IOT and SCADA Lessons Learned, COSAC, Naas, Ireland, September 2017
  • Law of the Internet of Things, Crossroads of Trust Conference, Foster City, CA June 2017
  • SCADA and Lessons Learned, RSA, San Francisco, February 2017
  • Ransomware & Health Care Panel, Cybertechia, Beverly Hills, CA, June 2016
  • Best Legal and Security Practices for BYOD, Crossroads of Trust Conference, Foster City, CA June 2016
  • Cyber Bullying & Revenge Porn – The Attorney Version, Inn of Court, Federal Courthouse, San Jose, CA, February 2016
  • Cyber Bullying & Revenge Porn, Crossroads of Trust Conference, Foster City, CA June 2015
  • Cyber Bullying & Revenge Porn, Peer to Peer Session, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2015
  • Cyber Security & Aviation, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2015
  • Workshop on the Proposed NIST Cyber Security Framework, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2014
  • Practical Aspects of BYOD, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2014
  • Legal Aspects of BYOD, RSA Conference, San Francisco, February 2013
  • Roundtable on Anonymous, RSA Conference, San Francisco, February 2013
  • Keynote: Cyber War, Asuncion, Paraguay, November 2012
  • Vendor Contract Workshop, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2012
  • CyberInfluence, Joint Special Operations University Senior PSYOP Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2011
  • You Are the Target: A Cyber War Exercise, COSAC, Naas, Ireland, September 2011
  • You Are the Target: A Cyber War Exercise, CISCON, Helena, MT, August 2011
  • You Are The Target: A Cyber War Exercise, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2011
  • Civilian Perspective of Cyber War, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, PA October 2010
  • Cyber War: Myth or Menace?, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2010
  • Case Study: Video and Data Convergence, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2009
  • Information Security and Data Forensics, Law Firm Presentation, San Francisco, CA Apr 2009
  • Rodeo Marketing, InterMountain Professional Rodeo Association, Pocatello, ID, March 2009
  • Application Security & Holistic Investigations, CSO Roundtable, San Francisco, CA Feb 2009
  • Non Profit Security, ADL, Redwood City, CA Feb 2009
  • Psychology and Warfare, American Falls (ID) High School, October 2008
  • Judgment At COSAC (Trial of A Cyber War Criminal), COSAC, Nass, Ireland, Sept 08
  • Anatomy of An Incident, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jan 08
  • Security Perspective for Small and Medium Sized Law Firms, Sunnyvale Bar Association, Sunnyvale, CA, Sept 08
  • Keynote: IT Compliance Institute, San Diego, CA, Nov 07
  • Anatomy of an Incident, Computer Security Institute, Washington, DC, Nov 07
  • Practicalities of Information Security Reporting, NetFocus, Oct 07, Southampton, UK
  • Anatomy of an Incident, COSAC, Naas Ireland, Sept 07
  • Intelligence Preparation of the Discovery Battlefield, Santa Cruz IP Society, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Investigating Loss of Confidential Information in the Digital Age, Sun/Tal Global Seminar, San Jose, CA, Jun 07
  • Holistic Investigations, High Tech Crime Investigators Association/American Society for Industrial Security, South San Francisco, CA, May 07
  • Promoting an Effective InfoSec Program to Senior Mgt, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Feb 07
  • InfoSec in the 21st Century–National Concerns Confront Global Issues, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, Feb 07
  • Practical Approaches & The Real World, Texas Information Security Conference, Austin, TX, Nov 06
  • A Survival Guide to E-Discovery for Compliance & Litigation, Computer Security Institute, Orlando, FL, Nov 06
  • A Practical Look At Today’s Threats & Continuity Planning, NY City Digital Summit, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 06
  • IO 2006: A Critical Assessment of Information Operations & the NATO Alliance, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium, October 2006
  • Protecting Your Business Against the Unthinkable – Security and Preparedness for Small and Medium Businesses, Utah Department of Homeland Security, Salt Lake City, UT, Sep 06
  • SOX Compliance, Computerworld China, Beijing, Aug 06
  • Public Sector Executive Forum, Singapore, Bangkok, Malaysia, Seoul, Taipei and Beijing, Aug 06
  • You Are The Target, ISACA International Conference, Adelaide, Australia, July 06
  • SOX 2006: The National Effect and International Perspective, NETSEC, Scottsdale, AZ, June 06
  • Principles of Legal Discovery For Technical Professionals, VISION, San Francisco, CA, May 06
  • Reverse Targeting And Preventing Vulnerability Exploitation, National Information Systems Security Officers Conference, Department of National Defence, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, May 06 
 
 
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Seminars and Presentations 

 
  • Survival Guide to Continuity of Operations, Webcast, April 06 
  • You Are The Target, RSA Conference, San Jose, CA, February 06
  • Who Should Be Responsible for Consumer Protection?, RSA Conference, San Jose, CA, February 06
  • CIO Roundtable Fireside Chat, LA Digital Forum, Los Angeles, CA, December 05
  • Information Integrity and Reverse Targeting, Digital Forum, Los Angeles, CA, December 05
  • Computer Network Operations as a PSYOP Weapon, Association of Old Crows, Virginia Beach, VA, October 2005
  • Reverse Targeting and Vulnerability Exploitation Minimization, NATO InfoSec Day, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium, October 2005
  • SOX: An International Perspective, NRI Partner Summit for Japanese Multinational Organizations, New York, NY, October 2005
  • Special Presentation for Japan Defense Agency Senior Director, Tokyo, Japan, September 2005
  • Information Operations Update for Singapore Ministry of Defense, Singapore, September 2005
  • Keep Your SOX On – A Practical Assessment of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, ISACA Asia Pacific Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2005
  • Cyberterrorism: Myth or Menace?, ISACA Asia Pacific Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2005
  • Special Presentation, Ministry of Public Security, National Information Security Center, Beijing, China, August 2005
  • Keep Your SOX On – A Practical Assessment of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, ISACA World Conference, Oslo, Norway, June 2005
  • Cyberterrorism: Myth or Menace?, ISACA World Conference, ISACA World Conference, Oslo, Norway, June 2005
  • Legal and Security Implications of Life Cycle Management, NetSec, Phoenix, AZ, June 2005
  • Cyberterrorism: Myth or Menace?, Department of National Defence, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, May 2005
  • Urban Information Operations, U.S. Army Psychological Operations Training, Fort Hunter Liggett, CA, April 2005
  • Psychological Operations (PSYOP) and Computer Network Operations:  An Untapped Resource for the Warfighter, Phoenix Challenge, Los Angeles, CA, March 2005
  • Practical Aspects of Sarbanes Oxley, RSA, San Francisco, February 2005
  • Regulatory Issues Effecting Security, SD Forum, Palo A lot, CA, January 2005
  • Legal and Security Implications of Life Cycle Management, Computer Security Institute, Washington, DC, November 2004
  • Comprehensive Compliance Management, Financial Executive Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, August 2004
  • IT Records Retention & Disposition: A Guide to Legal Issues & Best Practices, ISACA World Conference, Cambridge, MA, June 04
  • Keep Your SOX On – A Practical Assessment of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, NETSEC, San Francisco, June 2004 
  • View From The Vault, Financial Services Security Panel, RSA, San Francisco, February 2004
  • Practical Guide to Legal Compliance in California, EnPointe Partner Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, January 2004
  • Keep Your SOX On –A Practical Assessment of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, Computer Security Institute, Washington, D.C., November 2003
  • Canadian Health Privacy: A Practical Perspective, Toronto, CA, September 2003
  • Intrusion Protection Solutions, Montreal and Toronto, CA, September 2003
  • Computer Security and Privacy Regulations and Standards, Information System Audit Control Association, Las Vegas, NV, September 2003
  • A Practical Guide to the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, NetSec, New Orleans, LA, June 2003
  • Nurse Practitioner Legal Survival Update, San Jose State University, June 2003
  • Legal Analysis Skills For Security Professionals, Information System Audit & Control Association, Houston, TX, May 2003
  • A Practical Guide to the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA April 2003
  • Information Warfare, AFCEA Homeland Security Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2003
  • U.S. Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Cupertino, CA, March 2003
  • CyberSecurity, West Coast Government Forum, Foster City, CA, March 2003
  • Congressional Staff Guide to Information Security & The National Strategy, Cupertino, CA, February 2003
  • Terrorism vs. Liberty: Advanced Technology and the Right to Privacy, COMDEX, Las Vegas, NV, November 2002
  • Legal Analysis Skills for Security Professionals, Computer Security Institute, Chicago, IL November 2002
  • FTC Panel on Consumer Information Security, Washington, DC, May 2002
  • The US Strategy to Secure Cyber Space, Vision360, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2002
  • Legal Analysis Skills for Security Professionals, NETSEC, San Francisco, CA June 2002
  • FTC Panel on Consumer Information Security, Washington, DC, May 2002
  • Survival Guide to ISO 1779, RSA Conference, San Jose, CA, February 2002
  • Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs Posts and Telecommunications, Advanced Information Systems and          Software Division, Blended Threats and Industry Trends, Tokyo, Japan, January 2002
  • National Police Force, Japan – Blended Threats and Industry Trends, Tokyo, Japan, January 2002
  • Sophisticated Cyber Threat – Tokyo, Japan, January 2002