Cybersecurity: Overview of United States Guidelines
Rachel Stern, Senior Vice President, Strategic Resources, General Counsel, FactSet Research Systems Inc., USA
Dolores Longo, Corporate Attorney and Senior Business Analyst, FactSet Research Systems Inc., USA
As the number of high profile data security breach headlines continue to mount around the world, so do the concerns for in-house counsel of how to prevent your company from becoming the next target. The companies impacted by cybersecurity issues vary across industries: Adobe, Snapchat, Sony, Target and JP Morgan Chase are just a few of the internationally recognized names that have been impacted by cybersecurity breaches. The suspects responsible for these attacks range from foreign governments, to political activists, to, as believed in the JP Morgan Chase incident, individuals attempting to fuel an ongoing stock trading scheme. The seriousness and importance of these recent cyber events have risen to the level of making cybersecurity a topic on the agenda between the American President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping during Xi’s visit to the United States in September 2015.
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