14 September 2015

PLI Issues Cybersecurity Treatise

The Practising Legal Institute has published “Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk,”  a treatise edited by Ed McNicholas and Vivek Mohan of Sidley Austin LLP.   This “Sidley on Cybersecurity” treatise sets out in a clear and readable manner the complex legal framework for cybersecurity in the United States.  We hope that it will be a practical legal guide for in-house attorneys, IT leaders, senior executives, and corporate directors concerned about cybersecurity risk.

In addition to contributions from several Sidley lawyers, including health information privacy and security practice leader Anna Spencer and white collar practice leader Karen Popp, chapters are authored by other leading cybersecurity professionals including guidance on forensics from Tom Hibarger of Stroz Friedberg LLP, cyber risk management from Bill Hardin, cyber insurance from Robert Jones at AIG and Robert Yellen at Willis, Professor Paul Rosenzweig, as well as important guidance from the U.S. Secret Service on corporate-government engagement to address cyber risk.

The treatise is intended to provide a clear, usable resource to attorneys and non-attorneys alike as organizations seek to address rapidly evolving cyber risks.  In addition to surveying the legal landscape, the treatise includes practice tools, checklists, an overview of the legal consequences of a breach, and a tabletop exercise.

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