SEC Sets Agenda and Identifies Panelists for Its Cybersecurity Roundtable

By Steven Caponi

In February, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced its intention to hold a March 26, 2014 roundtable addressing cybersecurity issues facing market participants and public companies.  In the past few days, the SEC finally released the agenda and panelists for the roundtable.  The event will be held at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  For those unable to attend, the event will be broadcasted live on the SEC website and archived for viewing at a later time.

The full day event begins at 9:30 a.m., concludes at 3:00 p.m., and will be divided into four panels:

Panel 1—The cybersecurity landscape starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be moderated by Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer; Keith Higgins, Director, Division of Corporation Finance; and James Burns, Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets.

Panel 2—Cybersecurity disclosure issues faced by public companies starts at 10:40 a.m. and will be moderated by Keith Higgins, Director, Division of Corporation Finance.

Panel 3—Cybersecurity issues faced by exchanges and other key market systems starts at 12:45 p.m. and will be moderated by James Burns, Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets.

Panel 4—A discussion of how broker-dealers, investment advisers, and transfer agents address cybersecurity issues, including those involving identity theft and data protection will start at 1:45 p.m. This panel will be moderated by David Grim, Deputy Director, Division of Investment Management; James Burns, Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets; and Andrew Bowden, Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

The complete agenda and list of panelists for the roundtable can be viewed here.

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