In today’s world, cybersecurity breaches and threats are pervasive concerns for any business entity, without exception. Working from home arrangements due to COVID-19 constraints only magnify the risk and create further vulnerabilities for companies. Companies should be aware of (1) the key cyber threats they face, (2) the consequences of a breach, and (3) the statutory and regulatory framework governing cybersecurity. Cybersecurity breaches are unique in that an entity can both be the victim of the breach and still be found to have a degree of responsibility. Fortunately, there are precautionary measures that companies can implement to help prevent a breach and to mitigate the scope and damage of a breach if one were to occur. We will elaborate on the steps to take to guard against a breach and how to effectively respond to a breach in a forthcoming post.

Read the full post on Proskauer’s Minding Your Business blog.

 

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Photo of Margaret A. Dale Margaret A. Dale

Margaret Dale is a versatile first-chair litigator who handles different types of complex business disputes for a wide variety of clients across many industries.

While her practice is diverse, she regularly handles privacy and data security matters, including regulatory investigations and class action…

Margaret Dale is a versatile first-chair litigator who handles different types of complex business disputes for a wide variety of clients across many industries.

While her practice is diverse, she regularly handles privacy and data security matters, including regulatory investigations and class action lawsuits stemming from data breaches. She also focuses on intellectual property, where she represents individual artists and arts-related organizations and museums. With respect to securities and corporate governance, Margaret handles SEC enforcement proceedings, shareholder and partnership disputes, stock option, warrant and preferred stock matters, escrow fights and Delaware 220 actions, as well as regulatory and internal investigations.

Photo of Samuel J. Waldon Samuel J. Waldon

Sam Waldon is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Asset Management Litigation, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Defense & Investigations Groups.

Sam’s practice focuses on advising private fund managers on securities litigation, enforcement and regulatory matters. He also…

Sam Waldon is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Asset Management Litigation, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Defense & Investigations Groups.

Sam’s practice focuses on advising private fund managers on securities litigation, enforcement and regulatory matters. He also represents corporations and financial institutions, and their officers, directors and employees, in investigations, exams, internal investigations and litigation. Sam has in-depth experience in a broad range of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement matters, including investment adviser, asset management, private equity, insider trading and market abuse, financial disclosure, accounting, broker dealer, FCPA, and cyber-related misconduct.

Before joining Proskauer, Sam served as Assistant Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement for eight years. In that role, Sam helped develop and implement many of the Division’s policies and procedures, and advised the Division’s senior leadership, investigative staff and trial unit attorneys on a wide range of legal and policy issues. He regularly provided guidance on the terms of negotiated settlements and charging decisions in litigated matters. Sam also worked closely with staff in other Divisions and Offices throughout the SEC on enforcement related issues, including playing a key role in the drafting of the rules establishing the SEC’s whistleblower program.