Seminar October 29, 2015

National Security, Cyber Espionage and ‘Bulk PII’ Breaches

Event Detail
Kimberly Kiefer Peretti, Peter Swire
October 29, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Alston & Bird hosted this program as a live seminar and webcast on October 29, 2015. 

In high profile cyber attacks in the past decade, we have seen both the criminal exploitation of personal data, such as credit card theft and financial fraud, and nation-state exploitation of business information, such as intellectual property theft. As seen in several recent examples, however, state-sponsored actors have begun executing major cyber attacks specifically targeting bulk personal data for espionage purposes. While the targeting of personal information for spying purposes is by no means a new practice, the exfiltration of mass quantities of personal information through cyber attacks for these purposes, such as in the Anthem and OPM attacks, is unprecedented. Moreover, many of the state-sponsored cyber attacks targeting personal information appear to be not isolated incidents, but rather part of systematic campaigns.

We were pleased to host a discussion with a panel of government and former government experts in cybercrime, technology, privacy and national security to discuss the implications of this evolution of the cyber threat landscape and what it means for your organization, your employees and customers, and the personal information you maintain.


Kim Peretti, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP


Peter Swire, Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP; Professor, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
Luke Dembosky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Charles Carmakal, Vice President, Mandiant

This seminar was provided as a complimentary service to clients and friends of Alston & Bird. CLE credit was provided for Georgia, Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Additional states available upon request.

Please contact Abby Forness at or call 404.881.7824.

October 29, 2015
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