Jessica Corley is chair of Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group, where she concentrates her practice on securities and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A litigation. She also counsels companies and their directors and officers on regulatory investigations, disclosure issues, fiduciary duties in the deal context, and director and officer insurance coverage.
There is no question that the topic of cybersecurity is top of mind for directors and officers of all types of companies. In the wake of cyber breaches, the role of the board of directors in cybersecurity risk management has come into focus in response to increasing regulatory scrutiny and the rising threat of private shareholder litigation.
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.