On September 15, 2022, President Biden issued an executive order (the “Order”) to provide further detail and expand on the factors that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) uses to evaluate whether a foreign investment provides a risk to US national security. The Order1 is the first executive order to

In this episode of our Ukraine Crisis video series, Amy Jacks (Restructuring partner, London) asks Rajesh De (Global Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, and member of the firm’s global Management Committee) ten key questions on cybersecurity.

Raj discusses how recent hostilities in Ukraine have contributed to the increase in the scope, scale and severity

After months of diplomatic engagement, the early morning of February 24, 2022 saw what President Biden called an “unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces” on Ukraine. Numerous news reports also have described significant cyber attacks against Ukrainian systems. According to those reports, these attacks follow multiple waves of cyber attacks in the past

A Conversation with Gen. Paul Nakasone, Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; Chief, Central Security Service General Paul Nakasone has served in the US Army for 35 years, holding a number of key cyber and national security positions, culminating in his service as the Commander of United States Cyber Command, Director of the

Eric Goldstein has served as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since February. In this role, he leads CISA’s mission to protect and strengthen federal civilian agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats. Eric will be in conversation with Stephen Lilley, former Chief Counsel to

The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, created by Congress to develop recommendations for defending the United States against cyber-attacks, is actively engaging with Congress and the Biden administration to implement the commission’s 80+ recommendations through legislation and policy. Many of these recommendations have already become law, and some, such as a recommendation to create a national

Cyberattacks present substantial threats to US critical infrastructure. Recent attacks on water systems and the pipeline shutdown highlight the potentially significant legal, financial and reputational risks for businesses. The legal and policy landscape is also shifting rapidly. Companies operating in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, chemicals, manufacturing, transportation and financial services consequently will benefit

On July 28, 2021, President Biden signed a national security memorandum that seeks to “significantly improve” the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure systems. The “National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems” (the “Memorandum”) reflects the administration’s conclusion that “[t]he cybersecurity threats posed to the systems that control and operate the critical infrastructure