The Global Law Forum will host The Cybersecurity Law & Policy In-House Summit in Washington D.C. on January 14 and 15, 2014. The Summit will showcase panel discussions addressing a myriad of issues relevant to corporate counsel including establishing data breach response plans, understanding the cybersecurity insurance market, achieving Board of Directors and company buy-in on cybersecurity measures, as well as preparing for the upcoming final NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its potential to establish a new standard of care for liability. Special Assistant to President Obama and U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator J. Michael Daniel will deliver the Keynote address and provide an overview of the White House’s 2014 cybersecurity agenda. Registration for the event is open and accessible here. Alston & Bird is a Knowledge Partner for the event.
Partner Kim Peretti will moderate a panel discussion on working with government regulators and enforcers that will feature representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Justice. In a recent press release, Ms. Peretti said, “In 2014, we can continue to expect an active and evolving cyber threat landscape. With the active participation of legal, companies must continue to take steps to understand their cyber risk and liability, and build and maintain a defensible response as attacks grow in frequency and sophistication.”
On the second day of the Summit, Partner Jim Harvey will participate in a global legal review addressing regulatory standards and geographical hotspots for cybersecurity issues that will feature other panelists from Rosetta Stone, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Cisco Systems. Experts from Crowdstrike, Equifax, General Electric, Reed Elsevier, Verizon, Zurich and many other companies will also participate in panel discussions. A full agenda for the event can be found here.
Written by Louis Dennig, Associate, Privacy & Data Security | Alston & Bird LLP