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Former DHS official Spaulding urges lawyers to scrutinize cyber risks in advising on mergers

August 08, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The legal community has been slow to recognize its role in advising clients about the potential cybersecurity risks of acquiring or merging with another company, said former Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding, who described lawyers as both active advisers in managing risks and potential targets of cyber attacks.

“Increasingly, lawyers and law firms are aware of the risks they face,” Spaulding said in an interview with Inside Cybersecurity during which she previewed her talk later this week...

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