6 October 2016 – Mayer Brown announced today that the firm launched a new handbook, “Cybersecurity Regulation in the United States: Governing Frameworks and Emerging Trends,” which offers insights on the regulatory frameworks applicable across key sectors of the United States economy as well as emerging regulatory trends across sectors. The handbook’s launch coincides with the beginning of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. Mayer Brown is an official Champion of NCSAM.

Authored by lawyers in the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, the 80-page handbook serves as a valuable resource for in-house counsel, executives and other stakeholders as they work to satisfy regulatory requirements in a manner that is consistent with business needs and that complements a risk-based approach to cybersecurity across the enterprise.

The handbook addresses a wide range of industry sectors, from banks to the Internet of Things, and covers federal agencies from the Federal Trade Commission to the Department of Defense. It is designed  to:

·        Guide companies as they evaluate their regulatory obligations regarding cybersecurity;

·        Assist businesses in identifying priority issues and emerging trends in cybersecurity regulation; and

·        Help board members, senior management, in-house counsel and other stakeholders anticipate and minimize financial, reputational and legal risk.

“Effective risk-based cybersecurity programs both meet business needs and satisfy relevant regulatory requirements,” said Rajesh De, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and recent former General Counsel of the National Security Agency. “Mayer Brown’s interdisciplinary team of cybersecurity and data privacy lawyers work closely with clients across a wide range of industries to achieve these goals, and launched this handbook to help companies navigate the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity regulation.”

Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice is composed of more than 50 lawyers worldwide from disciplines that include litigation, regulatory, corporate, government affairs and global trade, intellectual property, enforcement, employment, insurance and business technology sourcing. Lawyers in the practice work with financial institutions, insurance, health care, technology, retail, manufacturing, and other clients to help them contend with the full range of domestic, international and cross-border data privacy and security obligations, including privacy and data security programs, breach response plans, notification policies, strategies for minimizing adverse consequences that may arise from litigation or governmental actions following a breach incident, privacy regulatory compliance, global data transfers in transactions and management of third parties with access to data.

For more information, or to request a copy of the handbook, please click here.