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Using the SAFETY Act to Demonstrate “Reasonable” Cybersecurity Plans

Recorded on: May. 26, 2017
Running Time: 01:03:31

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Taken from the briefing Using the SAFETY Act to Demonstrate “Reasonable” Cybersecurity Plans recorded May, 2017 in New York..

While the federal government may be entering a temporary period of loosening cybersecurity requirements, states across the nation are plunging ahead with far more detailed and proscriptive requirements. State agencies such as the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) are implementing decidedly stringent cybersecurity requirements on companies, and courts have yet to lay out firm guidance on what exactly constitutes “reasonable” cybersecurity (or physical security for that matter) programs. That has unfortunately left many in-house counsel scratching their heads over how to meet the regulatory requirements, much less assure their board members that they are in compliance with applicable requirements.

Fortunately one tool is available that will give in-house counsel a strong tool to help in disputes with state regulatory agencies over whether a company's cybersecurity program was "insufficient", "unreasonable", or otherwise unacceptable: the SAFETY Act.

Lecture Topics  [01:03:31]

In this presentation listen to Brian E. Finch, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, as he explains:

  • the challenges inherent in emerging state cybersecurity regulations and conflicting court decisions;
  • how the SAFETY Act can be applied to regulatory programs; and
  • how getting a SAFETY Act award can be used as de facto evidence against claims of inadequate cyber programs by state regulatory agencies.

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  • Using the SAFETY Act to Demonstrate “Reasonable” Cybersecurity Plans
    Brian E. Finch
Brian E Finch ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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