Corporate > AG Deal Diary > The Cybersecurity Pandemic: Highlights from our Panel Discussions
06 Nov '14

Yesterday, Akin Gump’s New York office hosted several panels on today’s cyber and privacy threats and discussed best practices for addressing them constructively.

Following numerous high-profile data breaches, company leaders across industries are wondering if they are doing everything they can to minimize cyber risk and how to react when there is a breach. In response, our panels provided a comprehensive look at navigating enterprise risk management, data breach response and multi-regulatory compliance.

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management and Due Diligence
    This panel provided key compliance insights from recent high profile data breaches and discussed mitigating risks with third parties, conducting M&A cybersecurity assessments and developing proper company-wide risk management and data breach response programs.
  • Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach
    A cybersecurity breach has occurred, now what? This panel discussed necessary investigative steps, with attention to the role played by technical experts, and the benefits and risks of reporting the incident to federal law enforcement agencies. The panelists also addressed what happens if the investigation reveals that personal data about individuals was breached and discussed the regulatory and litigation risks relating to cyber incidents.
  • Policy Implications
    This panel reflected on updates in proposed privacy and cybersecurity legislation and included a post-election discussion and included analysis of what the 2014 mid-term results may mean going forward.

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