Burning Down the House: Why is a Cyber Attack Different from a Fire Under the Law?
There are regulations that cover fire safety at the Federal and State level. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has hundreds of pages of regulations and best practices, which have been adopted by and coordinated with state agencies. A cyber incident is no less dangerous than a fire, yet it is treated by the government, companies and individuals as if it does not pose the same risks.
This article, co-authored by Rick Borden, Partner in the Cyber Law and Data Protection Group, explores why clear guidance and regulation are needed to help prevent a cyber incident.