In a number of posts, we have highlighted how corporate cybersecurity risks have become a leading concern for directors. The SEC and shareholders have been focusing more attention on the need for boards to include review of cybersecurity measures in their oversight responsibilities. And with that increased attention comes the potential for shareholder suits targeting directors for alleged failures to fulfill their oversight duties in this important area.
We are pleased to announce that our colleagues David Barres and Dom Picca will be presenting a webinar on "Protecting Directors from Liability for Cybersecurity Risks" through the West LegalEdcenter on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:00 noon EST. Dom and David will offer advice about how boards can protect themselves against lawsuits claiming that the directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing to ensure adequate corporate cybersecurity. They will discuss topics such as how to improve board oversight of corporate cybersecurity to show that directors have met their fiduciary duties and how to ensure that directors and officers have adequate insurance coverage for cybersecurity litigation.
To learn more about the webinar and to register, please click here.