After a series of high-profile cyber intrusions in recent months have alarmed congressional leaders and security experts, our cyber panel investigates the following:

  • Is it fair to penalize a contractor if it has taken all reasonable precautions to prevent an unauthorized intrusion?
  • When the US Government is not always able to prevent improper access to its computer systems, how then, is the contractor expected to thwart attacks, especially if they are apparently state-sponsored?
  •  What should a prudent contractor do to protect itself from cyber-attacks?
  • What obligations does a contractor have to report an unauthorized intrusion?

Featured guests: Kristen Tanasichuck, CEO, Government Technology & Services Coalition, Robert Nichols, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, and Justin Chiarodo, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP