Navigating a Cyberattack

On Monday 16 May, together with AmCham and Eversheds Sutherland, the BSCC welcomed guests to a cyberattack simulation with Michael Bahar at Norra Latin. Michael Bahar is the litigation partner at Eversheds Sutherland’s Washington D.C. office and the co-lead of the firm’s global cybersecurity and data privacy practice, consisting of over 150 lawyers across 35 countries. Formerly, he was the Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council at the White House and General Counsel for the US House Intelligence Committee.

The interactive event involved a simulated cyberattack presented to the audience by Mr. Bahar. Then, the audience formed smaller groups and discussed how they should proceed with the information at hand. Meanwhile, he welcomed suggestions, remarks and questions from the engaged audience. At the end of each section, Mr. Bahar also highlighted the key points to keep in mind during a crisis like this, including:

  • Hope is not a plan. Always have a plan for the worst-case scenario.
  • Governance and lawyers make the difference.
  • The global threat and regulatory environments are changing rapidly – so we must keep up.
  • Information security is not only about technology.
  • High-tech problems can have low-tech solutions.
  • Look out for single points of failure.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you want to learn more about Mr. Bahar and his work.

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