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Five Questions General Counsels Should Ask about Vulnerability Disclosure

24 October 2017
Mayer Brown Article
As businesses continue to leverage complex systems, managing the vulnerabilities inherent in such operations will become an increasingly important task. Vulnerabilities are the weaknesses in software code and network systems that render information and products susceptible to exploitation by malicious actors. As recent headlines attest, the consequences of such exploitation can be significant. Vulnerability management and the specific topic of vulnerability disclosure have thus become C-suite issues. Vulnerability disclosure is an essential aspect of how companies are managing the risks that vulnerabilities can pose. This article highlights five key questions that general counsels should consider as they evaluate whether vulnerability disclosure should serve as part of their holistic response to cybersecurity threats.


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