On Thursday, August 29, Jim Harvey, partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and co-chair of the Privacy & Security Task Force, was quoted in a Bloomberg article, Banks, Utilities Seen as Targets of Syrian Cyber-Attacks, discussing how businesses and banks are now on high alert as the United States is planning for a possible wave of computer attacks against companies by hackers connected to Syria or Iran in retaliation for any military strike.
“Despite the heightened intelligence gathering, little information—which is highly classified—is being passed directly to businesses, many of which are on ‘hyper alert,’” Harvey said.
“This is something that businesses are screaming out for,” he said.
“Businesses are getting caught up in something that is being driven by international events and sometimes the perception is that they are left on their own.”
Written by Security Incident Management & Response Team | Alston & Bird LLP