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Erin Fonté Quoted in Business Insurance Article on Cybersecurity

May 17, 2015

Erin Fonté, Austin-based member in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group, was quoted in the Business Insurance article, “Federal law for cyber risk possible in 2015.”

The article discusses two of the main issues dominating the discussion about what any potential federal cybersecurity legislation may look like and if it will be affective. One issue is how to encourage private entities to share information about cyber threats and responses without incurring liability and without endangering privacy. The other is how to bring some sort of uniformity to the reporting of cyber breaches.

Fonté notes that the outlook for information-sharing and uniform reporting standards legislation are not the same. She also points out that the federal government won’t fully understand the scope of how bad the problem is until cyber threats are accurately reported.