"Are Cyber-Related Securities Violations the Next Frontier in Securities Enforcement?" published in Bloomberg BNA

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December 7, 2017

On October 26, 2017 the SEC's Enforcement Division announced its efforts to address cyber-related securities law violations by creating a new Cyber Unit. The Enforcement Division, which has already developed significant expertise in its Market Abuse unit, deems cyber-threats as sufficiently serious to warrant aggregating the division's expertise in a dedicated unit. The Enforcement Division's focus on cyber-related misconduct is a direct response to the increasing frequency and complexity of cyber-related schemes. 

In this article published in Bloomberg BNA's Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, RK&O Partner James Q. Walker describes examples of the SEC's enforcement efforts to date, as well as the implications for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of cyber-related misconduct.

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