Kim Peretti, a partner in the firm’s White Collar Crime Group, discussed cybersecurity and the upcoming Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference with Inside Counsel.
“From a legal standpoint, the risk exposure for a cyberattack has continued to rapidly increase,” and senior executives and board members play an important role in their company’s cybersecurity, said Peretti. “Senior management should know it’s not just an IT issue, it’s an enterprise risk and needs to be handled as all other enterprise risks. The board and senior executives should be involved in a company strategy before and after a breach in an oversight role.”
Peretti will be leading a panel on enterprise risk management at this year’s WIPL Conference in Washington, D.C. “In cybercrime, women are outnumbered by men, though more and more are entering the field,” she said. “It was a remarkable event last year, like no other event I know. It really brings everything together.”
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