Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, and Allison Ryan, partner, were speakers in the session “The Role of In-House Counsel in Cybersecurity in Both the Pre- and Post-Breach Worlds” at the 11th Annual General Counsel Institute. The Institute took place November 5-6 in New York and was hosted by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL).
Predicting data breaches and cyber threats to a company’s network can be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Today the in-house lawyer’s role in cybersecurity must begin long before an actual data compromise, including the creation of a cybersecurity preparedness plan. The panelists of this session focused on the top legal issues in cybersecurity and the roles in-house counsel can play to support their company. Topics included understanding the cyber risk legal landscape, including enforcement, litigation, and legislative trends; compliance strategies; managing transactional risk, and vendor risk management. This session also addressed key legal issues that arise after a significant cybersecurity breach, and practical tips to navigate these issues.
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