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Hackers aren’t the only ones after company information. Earlier this week, Wills Fortune 500, a unit of Wills Group Holdings, a global insurance broker providing insurance and risk management services, made available its own...more
With the occurrence of near daily threats against the nation’s critical infrastructure (CI), cybersecurity continues to be a constant concern of owners and operators of CI, Congress and the Obama Administration. Responses to...more
Following up on clues earlier this year that the SEC may increase its scrutiny of cybersecurity disclosures, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White has asked the Commission to evaluate current guidance for cybersecurity disclosures and...more
The SEC and CFTC recently issued joint Identity Theft Red Flags Rules (the “Rules”), which are rules and guidelines requiring certain financial institutions worldwide to adopt comprehensive data security programs to detect...more
UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more
Today the CFTC and the SEC jointly issued final rules that require regulated entities to adopt programs designed to prevent identity theft – so-called “red flags” rules....more
Last week in Washington, D.C., this author had the opportunity to sit in on a panel discussion by the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“CorpFin”) discussing, among other things, recent developments in cybersecurity...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently made headlines when it issued a press release announcing that it was OK to use social media to disseminate company news. Under the SEC’s new social media position,...more
It seems that some of the nation’s largest public company banks must be avid readers of this blog and have taken to heart our 2013 prediction that the SEC would require greater disclosure related to data security risks and...more
With the rise in targeted, sophisticated, malicious attacks on corporate America’s electronic infrastructure, companies are increasingly focused on their cybersecurity disclosure obligations. There is a growing concern that...more
Cybersecurity may be the SEC’s newest area for enforcement actions. While the SEC first released Disclosure Guidance concerning cybersecurity in 2011, the recent media attention surrounding significant cybersecurity breaches...more
News broke this week about significant cybersecurity breaches at many U.S. corporations that raises the possibility of a new wave of SEC enforcement actions, class actions, and derivative lawsuits. A front page New York Times...more
Assuring cybersecurity has become a necessity for businesses across all industries. Cybercrime — with over $1 trillion in annual profits — is now the most lucrative illegal global business. Any business with computers and...more
On November 25, 2012, the front page of the New York Post blasted the headline, “Drop Secret. Shred Alert! Covert cop files used as parade confetti.” The Post reported that shredded files appearing to contain material from...more
In This Issue:
Preventing Or Responding To Data Security Breaches: Is Your Information Safe?; Successor Liability – Not Your Problem, Or Is It?; and Jobs Act Opens Up New Capital Raising Alternatives for Private...more
Originally published by Bloomberg Finance L.P. in the Vol.6, No. 12 edition of the Bloomberg Law Reports—Securities Law.
The Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) initial public offering last month was probably the most...more
As of 1 April 2012, related warehouse companies are required to engage an independent practitioner to assure that the information barriers they have instituted are compliant with the London Metal Exchange’s rules and...more
As companies have migrated toward increasing dependence on digital technologies to conduct their operations, the risks to these companies associated with cybersecurity incidents have also increased. The consequences of a...more
Recent, high-profile cyber attacks and cybersecurity lapses have resulted in a serious focus on cybersecurity from the Obama administration, the Senate and the SEC. In the past year, there were reports of cyber thieves...more
Click here if you would like to have your personal financial information compromised and your credit card numbers shared with criminals around the world. Such are the implicit invitations many of us receive on a regular basis...more
Recognizing that business entities now conduct a majority of their operations with the assistance of electronic programs and databases, and that a significant amount of business and personal information may be stored...more
The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance (“Corp Fin”) recently released guidance regarding the obligation of a publicly traded company or issuer to disclose cybersecurity risks and incidents....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff recently issued guidance concerning its views on disclosure obligations related to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents. The SEC staff issued the guidance in response...more
On October 13, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission released guidance from the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) addressing the appropriate disclosure of cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents....more
The Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance has issued guidance regarding disclosure of risks of cyber-attacks and reporting of attacks that have occurred.
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