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Is a cyber-attack ”Force Majeure”? Je ne crois pas!

Force majeure clauses are designed to address the risk of events which arise during the course of a contract and are beyond the control of the parties. These clauses can operate to suspend the performance of obligations for the duration of the force majeure and without liability, affording the affected party the opportunity to restore business-as-usual operations. They are the...

New OCIMF Pre-Fixture Tanker Vetting Cyber Requirement

While the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given ship owners and managers until 2021 to incorporate cyber risk into ships’ safety management systems, tanker owners and operators that are subject to vetting under the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) Ship Inspection Report Program (SIRE) Program will be expected to address cybersecurity risks in their...

You’ve Been Breached During the Holidays: Now What?

It was the start of the Thanksgiving holiday when the GC of a large retail company got an urgent call from her CEO. “We’re under attack. I just got off the phone with IT and we have been hacked. Ransomware and a DDOS. Call whoever you need to call, notify whoever you need to notify, and get this fixed.” This occurrence, which extends to all industries, leads to the critical question:...

US Petrochemical Cybersecurity Must Be Increased Amid Growing Threats: Analyst

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in articles for Petrochemical Update and Break Bulk regarding the need for US energy companies to include cybersecurity in their risk management strategy amid escalating threats to critical infrastructure. “With mounting evidence of preparatory attacks against the energy sector, owners and operators of critical infrastructure cannot...

Concerns Grow Over Potential Cyberattacks on Electric Grid

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Morning Consult article regarding rising calls from cybersecurity practitioners to improve information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and private industry officials. Learn...

Hurricanes Remind Us Our Water Systems Are at Risk to Cyberattacks

The flooding caused by powerful hurricanes reminds us of the devastating power of water — but natural disasters may not be the only threats to our water system. Due to increased cyber vulnerabilities, and an increased willingness among hackers to target critical infrastructure, the opportunities for man-made water disasters are growing. Learn...

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