Area of focus

Cybersecurity for ADG Companies

Cybersecurity touches almost every aspect of a company’s operations. Companies in the aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) sector can be subject to greater risks due to the industry's highly technical and sensitive nature – particularly when contractors act as repositories for government data...

Representative experience

Advised defense contractors and critical infrastructure owners on utilizing cyber threat information sharing programs.

Advised multiple defense companies on U.S. government safeguarding and incident reporting requirements, including information system assessments against the NIST 800-171 standards for CUI.

Advised cloud service providers on complying with the FedRAMP program and agency specific cloud security requirements.

Advised on complying with FISMA information security contract requirements including preparing security authorization packages and undergoing numerous agency ATO processes.

Advised an advanced technology company with significant government contracts on the handling of a cybersecurity breach involving ITAR and EAR data.

Assisted multiple government contractors and critical infrastructure entities with comprehensive responses to significant cybersecurity incidents, including incident reporting to US-CERT and DoD.

Advised a major technology company on the handling of an “insider” attack potentially affecting the company’s HR databases.

Performed an intensive review of domestic data security safeguards and prepared a strategic plan for a data protection program for a leading global defense contractor.

Conducted a board-level investigation for a publicly held industrial company affected by a nation-state cyberattack on the sufficiency of management’s incident response and disclosure.

Conducted data protection compliance assessments and gap analyses for major international corporations and national nonprofit organizations.

Advised clients on federal information security requirements in GSA Schedule offerings and GSA Cloud BPAs.

Hogan Lovells Publications

McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc.: A Stark Reminder to Government Contractors of Their Cybersecurity Obligations

On 1 June 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in a class action lawsuit, McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc., Civ. Action No. 15-1157 (GK) (D.D.C. 2017),...

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Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 ADG Insights

On 1 August 2017, a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators – Steve Daines (R-MT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) – introduced the Internet of ...

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Top cybersecurity developments in 2017 for ADG companies ADG Insights

While all companies should be concerned with their cybersecurity posture, companies in the aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) industry are potentially subject to greater...

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Department of Defense Final Rule for the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program Is Effective This Week Focus on Regulation

On October 4, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Final Rule for DoD's Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS) Activities program. The rule amends the cyber incident...

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Publications

DoD Issues its Long Awaited Final Rule on Cyber Incident Reporting and Cloud Computing

On Friday, 21 October 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule implementing changes to its December 2015 interim rule on DoD contractor cyber incident reporting and cloud...

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Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Final Rule Released ADG Alert

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the National Archives and Records Administration released its long awaited Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Final Rule, which prescribes...

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