As detailed in our July 2023 GT Alert, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now requires public companies to file a Form 8-K and disclose a material cybersecurity incident within four days of determining the incident’s materiality. Form 8-K Item 1.05(c) includes an exception to the four-day requirement: where disclosure poses a substantial risk

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Jena M. Valdetero, Co-Chair of the U.S. Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and Reena Bajowala presented the Thomson Reuters West LegalEdcenter webinar, “Staying Ahead of the Bad Guys: Cybersecurity and Data Protection” Monday, July 31. News of an increasing number of cyberattacks has dominated headlines in recent years. This webinar

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jena M. Valdetero, Co-Chair of the U.S. Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, will present the interactive webinar “Ransomware and Legal, Regulatory and Reputational Considerations: An interactive exercise” Thursday, March 23 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST. This interactive program, co-hosted by the Federal Bar Association and myLawCLE, will

In this article, we discuss today’s most prevalent types of ransomware attacks, considerations for whether to make the ransom payment, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) ransomware guidance, and the U.S. government’s efforts in connection with these attacks.

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Accuracy in contractor proposal representations and cybersecurity compliance remains pressing, as demonstrated by an April 2021 settlement under the False Claims Act (FCA). In a previous alert, we noted that contractor representations of cybersecurity compliance/capabilities represent a fertile ground for bid protests. In this GT Alert, we highlight how the Department of Justice (DOJ)

Jena M. Valdetero, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, presented “Solving the Ransomware Puzzle Do You Have All the Pieces in Place?” on April 25 at the 20th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

The session walked through all aspects of preparation for a ransomware attack,

Russia’s attack on Ukraine has resulted in historic and escalating U.S. sanctions, impacting companies who do business with Russia or Russian-affiliates and creating risks even for companies who do not. Since 2020, the number and sophistication of ransomware attacks has spiked, largely perpetuated by organized criminal groups in Russia and Eastern Europe. In light of

On Feb. 25, 2022, one of the top 10 ransomware threat actor groups, Conti, issued a statement announcing its “full support” of the Russian government and threatening “to use all our possible resources to strike back at critical infrastructures of an enemy” who “organize[s] a cyberattack or any war activities” against Russia. Conti followed up

A ransomware attack on a major U.S. gas pipeline sharpened people’s concerns about cybercrime in 2021, while the Biden administration balanced working with the private sector and threatening penalties for keeping breaches secret. GT Shareholder Jena M. Valdetero was mentioned in this article on cybersecurity steps the Biden administration has taken, published by Law360 Dec.