Cybersecurity litigation risks: 4 top concerns for CISOs

Jack O’Meara Featured in CSO Article

In a recent article for CSO Magazine, Jack O’Meara, addresses the 4 top cybersecurity litigation risks concerns for CISOs:

Experts agree geographical factors are particularly important in relation to litigation risks CISOs and their organizations face.  In the U.S., things can get just as or even more convoluted, says former CISO Jack O’Meara, who leads litigation support services at consultancy Guidehouse. “For example, a CISO working at a U.S. Defense Industrial Base Contractor needs to comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) 252.204-7012 safeguarding covered defense information and cyber incident reporting, while a CISO working for a financial institution in New York needs to comply with New York State Department of Financial Services 23 NYCRR 500 cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies.”

Ultimately, CISOs need to be knowledgeable of specific cybersecurity requirements contained within the contracts their companies hold, O’Meara adds.

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