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Blog: SEC Commissioner Jackson Sees Cyber Threat As A Corporate Governance Issue

by Cooley LLP on

In remarks on Thursday of last week to the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed what he termed to be “the most pressing issue in corporate governance today: the rising cyber threat.” ...more

The Race For Cyber Security: An Invitation to Join With the SEC

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There is no doubt that technology presents any number of new opportunities for firms and individuals and that it is transforming the market place for goods and services at an increasingly rapid rate. Computer systems, the...more

New Guidance From SEC, New York’s DFS

Hoping to help covered entities, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an update on cybersecurity while New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published guidance for licensed virtual currency...more

Updated SEC Guidance Highlights Importance Of Solid Cybersecurity Policies And Procedures

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) has given public companies a heads up on where the Commission is setting its sights in the ever-developing world of cybersecurity. Here’s what you need to know,...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Facebook Cannot Evade Suit Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Even Where No Proof of Harm - In separate rulings handed down last week in the Northern District of California, the court...more

Former Equifax Chief Information Officer Charged With Insider Trading

by Murtha Cullina on

The Equifax data breach saga continues, this time with civil and criminal charges for insider trading lodged against Jun Ying, Equifax’s former Chief Information Officer of its U.S. Information Solutions business unit. The...more

Insider Trading Charges Brought Against CIO for Post-Breach Trading

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a chief information officer (CIO) for a US business division of Equifax with insider trading in advance of Equifax’s September 2017 disclosure of the...more

Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies

by Cooley LLP on

In February, the SEC announced that it had adopted long-awaited new guidance on cybersecurity disclosure. While the new guidance builds on Corp Fin's 2011 guidance on this topic, it carries more weight because it bears the...more

SEC Releases Interpretative Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 13, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein discussed the significance of cybersecurity in a speech at Stanford University. Stein argued in her speech that cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing our...more

Mixed Signals on The Future of SEC Cyber Enforcement

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As previously reported, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to approve additional guidance for reporting cybersecurity risks last month. However, it is unclear what, if any, impact the new...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes Reporting Guidelines for Global Securities Financing Data Collection

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has published final Reporting Guidelines for implementing the November 2015 Global FSB Securities Financing Data Standards, which set out the standards and processes for global securities...more

Yahoo Enters $80 Million Securities Class Action Settlement After Data Breach

by Carlton Fields on

On March 2, Yahoo, Inc. (“Yahoo”) filed a proposed settlement in In re Yahoo Inc. Securities Litigation, which was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. ...more

Reminders for Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

When finalizing proxy materials for upcoming annual shareholder meetings, we recommend that public companies consider the following requirements under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and stock exchange...more

Monday Briefing: Hacks, Public Companies and the SEC

With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s updated cybersecurity guidance hot off the press, let’s start the week by taking a look at public company cyberattack reporting statistics....more

Recent Developments In Securities Class Actions And Companies' Disclosure Obligations Regarding Cybersecurity Risks And Events

by Carlton Fields on

Public companies experiencing data security incidents have been largely successful in defeating derivative actions and securities class actions related to those cyber incidents....more

How New SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Risks Could Affect Your Business

by Barley Snyder on

While new cybersecurity guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) only directly affects publicly traded companies, the trickle-down effects could touch a much larger swatch of businesses of any size....more

SEC Publishes Additional Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Given the increasing significance of cybersecurity incidents, the SEC recently published additional guidance in the Federal Register to assist public companies in preparing cybersecurity risk and incident disclosures,...more

SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity: Data Breaches Are Likely Material

by Revision Legal on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) just issued, on February 21, 2018, a new Guidance with respect to cybersecurity disclosures for publicly-held corporations. The quick takeaway is that data breaches and data...more

SEC announces new interpretive guidance in cybersecurity

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In a February 21 Release, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced new interpretive guidance for public companies regarding cybersecurity risk and incident disclosures. The interpretive guidance reviews...more

The SEC wants companies to talk about cybersecurity

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an interpretive release1 providing important guidance to certain registrants on cybersecurity disclosure. Coming on the heels of dozens of high-profile...more

SEC Releases Guidance on Disclosures Concerning Cybersecurity Matters

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a release entitled “Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures” (“Release”). Designed to assist public companies...more

SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an interpretive Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures (the "Guidance") to assist public companies in meeting...more

SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure and Controls Checklist

In February 2018 the SEC outlined its views with respect to cybersecurity disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws as they apply to public reporting companies. Set forth below is a checklist of items included...more

SEC Provides Long-Awaited Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Holland & Hart LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released interpretive guidance to assist public companies in the proper disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents (“New Guidance”) – seven years...more

SEC Issues New Interpretive Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Hogan Lovells on

Prompted by concern over the increase in the risks and frequency of data breach incidents and other cyber-attacks affecting public companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently published interpretive guidance to...more

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