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May 17, 2021

Legal experts discuss new cybersecurity executive order in ABA webinar

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2021 — Lawyers from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Homeland Security will discuss cybersecurity in the wake of the recently released cybersecurity executive order and the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in an American Bar Association-sponsored webinar, “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” on Wednesday, May 19.

Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity
Sponsored by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and ABA
Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Wednesday, May 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET


The new presidential executive order signed last week proposes an array of actions designed to strengthen both the government and private sector’s cybersecurity, including facilitating increased information sharing, improving software security, enhancing cybersecurity standards and processes for government systems and establishing a cybersecurity safety review board.

Panelists are Jennifer Daskal, DHS deputy general counsel, and Dan Sutherland, CISA chief counsel. Moderating the discussion is Maureen Kelly, co-chair of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and assistant general counsel and corporate director at Northrop Grumman.

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