Five Things Every In-House Counsel Should Understand About The NIST Cybersecurity Framework


While many in industry, particularly those in the Defense Industrial Base and government, have been sounding the alarm over cybersecurity for many years, only recently has it penetrated the American psyche. In fact, lately it seems as if a week does not pass without another front page story of the latest cyber-attack and loss of personal or proprietary information.

Along with this public awareness, policymakers have intensely debated the security of computerized data and the ability of public and private entities to respond to unauthorized penetration of computer networks. Indeed, concerns over data security have become ubiquitous across industries, and the risks associated with data breaches have reached everyone from those on Main Street to those in the C-Suite and the Boardroom.

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