Cybersecurity is of increasing importance to health care organizations, given the growing trend of enforcement and increasing penalties. President Obama's Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity included "the incapacity or destruction of  systems and assets [that] would have a debilitating impact on . . . national public health or safety" as part of the "critical infrastructure" of the United States. On the anniversary of this Executive Order, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Framework) that provides a structure that organizations, regulators and customers engaged in the nation's critical infrastructure can use to create, guide, assess or improve comprehensive cybersecurity programs.
On March 25th, Mintz Levin's Privacy & Security Practice is hosting a panel discussion in the firm's Boston office that will examine the NIST Framework in depth and provide insights into how organizations, including health care and life sciences companies, can use it to assess and improve their security procedures. Topics will include:
- An update on cybersecurity legislative policies;
- The NIST Framework and federal regulatory initiatives affecting government and private sector suppliers;
- Recent developments in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s approach to disclosure of cybersecurity threats for public companies; and
- The current state of the market for cybersecurity insurance and considerations for potential insureds.
To register and get more details about the panel, click here.