A Look Inside the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Department of a Top Defense Company

The “bad guys” seeking to hack into systems of defense companies want sensitive information not for commercial success, but to do our nation and our allies harm, and that changes the cybersecurity equation, Raytheon’s John Smith told the Cybersecurity Law Report. In a Q &A, Smith, the vice president, cybersecurity and privacy, and general counsel of the global business services group at Raytheon, discusses how the Raytheon cybersecurity and privacy department is structured, when outside counsel is called in, how Raytheon approaches information sharing, why the new Department of Defense cybersecurity guidance is flawed, and more. See also “How the American Energy Industry Approaches Security and Emphasizes Information Sharing” (Mar. 2, 2016).

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