MoFo partners Alex Iftimie and Tina Reynolds discuss a new Department of Justice cyber-fraud initiative to use the power of the False Claims Act to initiate suits against federal contractors and grant recipients that fall short of their regulatory and contractual cybersecurity obligations.
“Emerging cyber threats require engagement from the entire American community to create a safer cyber environment—from government and law enforcement to the private sector and, most importantly, members of the public.”
– the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”)
There’s no question that the pandemic has increased companies’ vulnerability to cyberattacks. More companies’ employees are working remotely, and thieves are leveraging that change—as well as public fear—to conduct hacking campaigns. Some of the more common attack methods include:
Morrison & Foerster is uniquely positioned to provide insight and counsel on the various facets of cyberattack preparedness and response. Our market-leading Global Privacy + Data Security team has decades of collective experience helping clients navigate these and other pressing issues. Visit our new Privacy + Data Security Litigation practice page to learn how our team can help your company with potential litigation arising from a breach.