Decoding the National Cybersecurity Strategy: A Guide for Lawyers

· June 19, 2023
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Join us for this thought-provoking and informative class featuring the Deputy General Counsel for the Office of the National Cyber Director in conversation with leading private sector professionals in the legal, cyber, and consulting sectors. In March of 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its National Cybersecurity Strategy. This executive action reflects a broader focus from the executive branch and the government to prioritize cybersecurity for its national security implications. This is both ideologically motivated, such as to protect democratic institutions and human rights, as well as economically and logistically focused, as critical infrastructure sectors are particularly targeted. The guidance envisions cybersecurity as a tool to advance American priorities and values, by undertaking two fundamental shifts. First, the strategy seeks to redistribute the burden of cybersecurity defense from individuals, small businesses, and local governments onto larger organizations, which have more resources to reduce risk and protect the system as a whole. Second, the strategy looks to incentivize investment into the nation’s cybersecurity to take a long-term outlook, to protect against threats today but also in the future. To achieve these priorities, the strategy is built on five pillars: defend critical infrastructure, disrupt and dismantle threat actors, shape market forces to drive security and resilience, invest in a resilient future, and forge international partnerships to pursue shared goals. As the strategy is implemented, more rigorous cybersecurity measures can be expected to be put into place, as well as more public-private partnerships developed.  

  • Attorneys advising corporations will find this seminar a useful guide for understanding the state of cybersecurity today, the National Cybersecurity Strategy, and how we can expect it to affect business risk management and compliance. 

In this seminar, our expert panelists begin by providing a brief review of cybersecurity and the current threat landscape, as well as the national security implications of these threats and some of the key industries at risk. Next, our speakers break down the National Cybersecurity Strategy according to its 5 pillars, highlighting its key strategic shifts and priorities. Our experts then review some of the Executive Orders by the Biden Administration that complement the strategy and reflect the increasing executive priority for national cybersecurity, concluding with the key takeaways of the strategy and what can be expected going forward. 

Topics covered in this webinar:    

  1. Introduction to Cybersecurity and the Current Threat Landscape  
  2. 2023 National Cyber Strategy  
  3. Executive Orders on Cybersecurity from the Biden Administration  
  4. Key Takeaways 

Featured Speakers:

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq., Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard​

Paul Luehr, Partner, Manatt​

Erez Liebermann, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Jeffrey Caso, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company​

Paul Tiao, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the National Cyber Director​

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