This past summer’s string of cyber enforcement actions signals that cybersecurity has become a top priority for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These enforcement actions highlight the SEC’s scrutiny of written documentation and disclosures following incidents. In this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Legal Update, we discuss the SEC’s recent cyber enforcement actions, as well as key lessons that SEC registrants may consider in augmenting their own risk management posture and communicating breaches to investors and clients.

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