Intensive: Get Smart: Cybersecurity and the Board

This session will not transform you into a cyber-security expert. It will, however, help you become a more knowledgeable corporate director, better informed about state-of-the-art practices that corporations can deploy to reduce, but not eliminate, the risk that they will be victimized by a significant cyber-attack. It will also help you master the techniques that boards and corporations can deploy to better identify an incident and help minimize the damage once a breach has been discovered. The panel explains the most common attacks and the techniques that hackers use to compromise corporate systems.  The session will review steps that boards can implement to help assure that management is responding appropriately to these threats. The panel will review prominent cyber-breaches, including events at Equifax, Yahoo!, Anthem, Sony, Target, and the Democratic National Committee, and extract lessons that can be deployed at a wide range of corporations. The panel will also discuss the value of cyber-insurance, when and how companies might cooperate with the federal government, and with other firms in the industry, among other matters.

Location: Stanford Law School Classroom Building Date: June 25, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm F. Daniel Siciliano Kwame Al-Rahman Fields Sr. Jim Halpert Stephen M. Ward Amy Zegart