April 26 Thursday

Corporate Law Center Craig Wasserman ’86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfast

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30AM - 9:20AM
  • The Century Association, 7 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law is delighted to invite you to attend a Craig Wasserman ’86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfast in New York on “Cybersecurity: The Contemporary Threat?” on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Century Association.

In recent years, cyber-breaches have become increasingly frequent and sophisticated, with no type of entity immune.  In the past two years alone, central banks, governmental entities, financial institutions, large multi-national corporations, law firms, health care providers, and numerous other entities have all experienced breaches. Affected entities have faced enormous costs, certain of which have been easily quantifiable (e.g., lost revenue from compromised products, increased insurance premiums, litigation costs), others of which have been intangible but significant (e.g., reputational damage). Consequently, policymakers, directors, and executives have all stated that cybersecurity is among their foremost concerns. Recognizing the significance of cybersecurity, the SEC recently issued a statement and interpretative guidance on cyber-disclosures, in which it noted: “Today, the importance of data management and technology to business is analogous to the importance of electricity and other forms of power in the past.” The SEC is only the latest in the long line of supervisors, regulators, and other governmental entities to consider the cybersecurity question.

Our distinguished panelists - Brad Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division, Joan Feigenbaum, Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science, Yale University, Alan Charles Raul '80, Partner and Head of Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Sidley Austin LLP, and Dave Wong, Managing Director, Mandiant, a FireEye Company, along with moderator Roberta Romano '80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director - will address the following questions:

What can we learn from recent cyber-breaches?
What vulnerabilities (i.e., software, hardware, human nature) did attackers exploit?
What can we do to prevent cyber-breaches?
What actions, if any, are individuals or organizations legally obligated to take to prevent cyber-breaches?
What should an individual or organization do – or not do – if they experience a cyber-breach, and what are they legally obligated to do?
How are cyber-breaches investigated and prosecuted?

Please register here by April 19, 2018.

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