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How Will Recent Cybersecurity Events Impact Filing Season?

Past SEC Comment Letter Interaction Predicted Equifax Data Breach Exactly Half a Decade Ago

Data breaches are becoming increasingly common headlines in the daily news as hackers have become more sophisticated and diligent in their efforts to disrupt the markets. The effects of the attacks are far-reaching – spanning from the loss of public trust to collapses in stock prices and executive firings.

With cybersecurity risk looming in the background, how will it affect the upcoming filing season? Join our panel of experts to discuss what new regulations might be implemented in 2018 and how the potential for the SEC to change its stance on the definition of “extraordinary events” will impact your business. We will also explore whether institutional investors will lead the charge for new regulations – or if we will see shareholder activism rise up and take on this issue. The panel will address questions including:

  • How incident response has evolved with the increase in cybersecurity events;
  • What others in the industry are doing in regard to cyber liability insurance;
  • Timing of disclosure in periodic reports, when should you disclose and how much do you report; and
  • What is the litigation path beginning to look like? What to expect?

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