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SEC Brings First Enforcement Action for Violation of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

Posted on: 27 Sep 2018

On September 26, 2018, the SEC brought its first ever enforcement action for violations of Regulation S-ID (the “Identity Theft Red Flags Rule”), 17 C.F.R. § 248.201, in addition to violations of Regulation S-P, 17 C.F.R. 30(a) (the “Safeguards Rule”). Regulation S-ID and Regulation S-P apply to SEC-registered broker-dealers, investment companies, and investment advisers, and require those entities to maintain written policies and procedures to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft, and to safeguard customer records and information, respectively. The SEC’s action against Voya Financial […] Read more

Kim Peretti Named to Cybersecurity Docket’s “Incident Response 30”

Posted on: 01 Apr 2016

Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, has been named to Cybersecurity Docket’s inaugural “Incident Response 30.” Described by the publication as the “30 best and brightest data breach response lawyers,” the list “honors incident response attorneys and compliance professionals who not only have the right stuff to manage a data breach response, but are also the kind of professionals who are critical to have on speed-dial when the inevitable data breach occurs.” Cybersecurity Docket is a comprehensive and timely […] Read more

Alston & Bird Issues Cyber Alert on the EU Network Information Security Directive

Posted on: 29 Mar 2016

This morning, Alston & Bird partners Jim Harvey and Jan Dhont issued an Advisory on the EU’s forthcoming Network Information Security Directive (“NIS Directive”).  National laws passed to implement the NIS Directive will impose substantial new compliance responsibilities on providers of “essential services,” as well as on a broad range of “digital service providers”—potentially even if a digital service provider’s only EU presence is a website.  Companies subject to the NIS Directive will be obligated to implement internal cybersecurity measures.  Moreover, the NIS Directive […] Read more

IBM and Alston & Bird Webinar: Cybersecurity Preparedness and Incident Response – On a Global Basis – March 29

Posted on: 09 Mar 2016

IBM and Alston & Bird will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 29.  Security incidents are increasingly taking on a global flavor, as multi-national companies continue to expand their data footprint across the globe. At the same time, a number of countries are passing new laws and regulations regarding cybersecurity preparedness and breach notification. The response to an international cyber incident is even further complicated by differing regulatory and cultural expectations, time zone differences, privacy obligations and more issues that companies struggle with, but aren’t sure how to address. This […] Read more

Kim Peretti on Panel at 2016 Georgetown Law Women’s Forum

Posted on: 07 Mar 2016

Kim Peretti was a featured speaker at Georgetown Law’s 2016 Women’s Forum, titled “Opportunities in a Changing World,” held on March 4. This annual program features dynamic speakers on several interactive panels. Ms. Peretti’s panel was titled “Grappling with Legal Issues in Cybersecurity” and discussed the evolving legal specialty of cybersecurity, including: whether it is necessary to have a scientific or technical background to be effective as a cybersecurity lawyer; where the field is moving in the next 5-10 years; and the greatest challenges for women in this field. In […] Read more

Alston & Bird Partners Speak at NAWL General Counsel Institute

Posted on: 12 Nov 2015

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 […] Read more

Kim Peretti to Speak at Today’s General Counsel Institute

Posted on: 04 Nov 2015

Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, will speak at “The Exchange” Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Forum in Washington, DC from November 4-5. The forum is being presented by Today’s General Counsel Institute.  Kim will be presenting on the topic “Breach Response: What Do I Do Now?”  The session will cover: What skills and best practices do you need? External experts on retainer What is “reasonable”? Recovering from the inevitable loss of data How best to report breaches to the public? …to the government […] Read more

Kim Peretti Presents at FCC Cybersecurity Forum

Posted on: 23 Oct 2015

Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, was a featured speaker at the Cybersecurity Forum for Independent and Executive Branch Regulators, organized by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Reserve Board on October 16. The Forum, which was held at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C., focused on primary issues and the possible solutions for information sharing and cybersecurity as relevant to regulatory agencies.  Kim presented an overview of legal challenges in cybersecurity information sharing in a moderated […] Read more

Kim Peretti Quoted by InsideCybersecurity on Board Involvement in Cybersecurity

Posted on: 07 Oct 2015

Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, was quoted in an InsideCybersecurity daily news report on October 2 titled, “Amid regulatory fears, boards improve on cybersecurity.” A recent report from Georgia Tech Information Security Center shows an increase in boardroom involvement in cybersecurity management – 63 percent of boards are now actively addressing IT security, up from 33 percent in 2012.  According to Peretti there are changing regulatory expectations of how and how much boards should be engaged, so companies are rushing […] Read more

Kim Peretti Speaking at Financial Services Roundtable 2015 Fall Conference

Posted on: 01 Oct 2015

Kim Peretti, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, will be a featured speaker at the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) 2015 Fall Conference, hosted by FSR. Ms. Peretti is participating in a public panel on October 2 from 12-1pm EST.  The topic is “Corporate Cyber Liability: How Prepared Is Your Board?”  Panelists will discuss the rise of cybersecurity as a boardroom issue.  BITS President Chris Feeney will moderate the panel.  FSR and the Georgia Tech Center for Information Security (GTISC) will also unveil the results of a […] Read more