SEC Cybersecurity Findings May Establish De Facto Standard

February 6, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Alexander Southwell, of counsel Angelique Kaounis, and associates Stephenie Gosnell Handler* and Zachary Wood are authors of the following article published by Law360.  The team discusses the SEC’s recent risk alert with summary observations of results from the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ assessment of select regulated entities’ cybersecurity efforts and outlines the internal compliance measures companies should consider implementing in accordance with the findings.  

SEC Cybersecurity Findings May Establish De Facto Standard (click on link)

Mr. Southwell is co-chair of the firm’s Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group and a former cybercrimes federal prosecutor.  He works with clients on issues relating to privacy, information technology, data breach, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, computer fraud, national security, and network and data security.  Ms. Kaounis practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, with a focus on intellectual property and technology-related issues, and currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Trade Secrets Interest Group of the California State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section.  Ms. Gosnell Handler is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University.  She practices in the firm’s corporate transactions department.  Zachary Wood practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a former editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.  

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*  Ms. Gosnell Handler is not yet admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and currently practices under the supervision of the Principals of the Firm.

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