Our Cyber Perspectives series presents broad-ranging discussions with those contending with cybersecurity threats from the front lines.

Please join Mayer Brown’s Marcus Christian in conversation with Burt Fealing, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance and Corporate Secretary at Southwire Company. Topics will include:

  • Key lessons for corporate leaders about cybersecurity readiness
  • Evolution in the role

The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) entered in force on May 25, 2018 (“GDPR Day”). The GDPR sets forth a new regime for the protection of personal data in the European Union (“EU”). We briefly discuss below five things that general counsel should know about the GDPR, including lessons learned since GDPR Day.

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To facilitate cyber incident response in practice, many organizations are building “cybersecurity playbooks” that provide tailored, practical guidance that enhances organizational readiness. During a cyber incident, easy access to actionable material can be central to an effective response. The content, audience and goals for a playbook may vary. For example, they may contain highly technical

The cybersecurity regulation (“CyberRegs”) adopted by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) is almost two years old and will be fully in effect by March 2019. The CyberRegs has already had a broad impact on financial institutions that are authorized to engage in business in New York (“Covered Entities”). Furthermore, even for

As businesses continue to leverage complex systems, managing the vulnerabilities inherent in such operations will become an increasingly important task. Vulnerabilities are the weaknesses in software code and network systems that render information and products susceptible to exploitation by malicious actors. As recent headlines attest, the consequences of such exploitation can be significant. Vulnerability management

Businesses today are increasingly turning to cloud computing solutions and accumulating data in the cloud at a staggering pace. Although cloud solutions have many advantages, they also present challenges. For example, cloud providers generally do not customize the cloud environment for any particular customer’s business needs given the multi-tenant nature of cloud solutions. In addition,

Mayer Brown’s new handbook, Cybersecurity Regulation in the United States: Governing Frameworks and Emerging Trends, offers insights on the regulatory frameworks applicable across key sectors of the US economy as well as emerging regulatory trends in these sectors.

Please join Raj De, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and recent

Cybersecurity and data privacy litigation continues to grow rapidly in scale and complexity. Putative class actions not only follow major data breaches but also increasingly allege vulnerabilities in a wide range of products, from cars to toys, even before any attack has occurred. And plaintiffs continue to assert privacy claims against both cutting-edge technologies and

Data is rapidly becoming a company’s most valuable asset. Innovations in data analytics, artificial intelligence tools that use data and other technologies are accelerating this trend. Unfortunately, bad actors who seek to obtain or compromise your data and systems are also innovating. Breaches of personal data may lead to litigation, investigations, fines, penalties and reputational