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On September 25, 2013 Venable hosted Cyber Sticks and Carrots – How the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Incentives, and the SAFETY Act Affect You in its Washington, DC office to discuss key insights and industry updates on President Obama’s executive order earlier this year creating a voluntary cybersecurity framework for utilities and other critical infrastructure companies.

Venable partner and retired Navy Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett served as moderator. Partner Diz Locaria and associate Jason Wool also spoke during the event. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute who is the current President and CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity, a nonprofit organization founded earlier this year to help improve internet security, was the featured speaker.

Legal Bisnowfeatured a story on the event on September 27. The article highlighted Locaria’s discussion of incentives to help adopt a cybersecurity framework including risk-based insurance pricing, technical assistance, and rate recovery.