Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma recently spoke to SecureWorld’s Cam Sivesind about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) intention to pursue action against SolarWinds Corporation following a major software breach. His remarks on this unprecedented move were also featured in The Washington Post.
The articles SEC Notices Spark Alarm for Cyber Executives and Wells Notice Against SolarWinds CISO Could Be First of Its Kind featured the perspectives of several cybersecurity thought leaders such as Shawn. He opined that regulatory organizations would continue seeking accountability from executives for cybersecurity incidents.
“The law evolves in incremental steps and, in my opinion, what this shows is a very early in developing – yet consistent – trend toward trying to name and hold individuals responsible for cybersecurity failures in companies,” Shawn said. “And it seems the [Chief Information Security Officer] will be at the top of the list.”
At Spencer Fane, Shawn helps businesses protect their information and protect themselves from their information. He represents a wide range of clients, from small to midsize companies to Fortune 100 companies, across the United States and globally, in dealing with cybersecurity, data privacy, data breach and incident response, regulatory compliance, computer fraud-related legal issues, and cyber-related litigation. As a widely recognized cybersecurity and data privacy law professional, he is frequently sought out by other law firms and organizations to advise them when these issues arise.