Keeping CISOs and the C-Suite Off the Witness Stand

CISOs and other information technology and privacy professionals are in the hot seat following breaches – they often take the blame and can lose their positions. “Individuals who are trying to do their jobs are getting wrapped up in litigation,” Orrick partner Aravind Swaminathan explained during a panel at IAPP’s 2019 Global Privacy Summit, where he and Kroll senior managing director Jason Smolanoff used Yahoo and Equifax as case studies to illustrate breach-related individual risks and how to mitigate those risks. See also “Reducing Risk in the Dawn of Equifax and Other Cyber-Related Securities Fraud Class Actions” (Feb. 13, 2019).

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