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WEBINAR ON THE SAFETY ACT AND CYBERSECURITY: PROTECTING YOUR REPUTATION AND REDUCING LIABILITY RISK

In 2002, Congress enacted the Supporting Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (“the SAFETY Act”) to limit the liabilities that energy, financial, manufacturing and other critical infrastructure companies face in the event of a serious cyber or physical security attack. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP recently represented an electric utility in obtaining a first-of-its-kind enterprise-wide SAFETY Act Certification for its cybersecurity risk management program. Administered by the Department of Homeland Security, SAFETY Act Certification of a company’s enterprise-wide cybersecurity program can provide significant benefits, from cost savings to legal protections to a competitive advantage in the marketplace.