The General Counsel can be an important force in mitigating cyber risk. This chapter provides a roadmap for playing that important role both proactively and reactively, and for doing so in conjunction with the organization’s CISO, while helping to build support from the C-Suite and Board of Directors.
Combining Technology, Public Policy and Economics to Create a Sustainable System of Cybersecurity
Jim Halpert, an attorney at DLA Piper, has extensive experience helping clients on the full range of data risk issues domestically and internationally and across most sectors. He is rated as a Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” practitioner, as a Tier 1 lawyer by Chambers & Partners and as a BTI “client service all-star”. He has helped draft almost all the state privacy, security and breach notice laws enacted over the past 15 years, the National Association of Corporate Directors Cyber Risk Handbook, and two major US federal privacy laws. He advises clients regarding compliance, crisis management, corporate governance, and risk management strategies relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulation, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives. He has helped clients through more than 600 cybersecurity incidents, including several of the most high-profile breaches in the world, and has helped over a hundred clients shape their preventive cybersecurity and privacy programs.