Securing Networks Through Public-Private Partnership

by Hannah Garcia

Although President Trump is living up to his campaign promise to prioritize the national infrastructure’s resistance to cyberattacks, incentives for private industry players to aid in that goal might look pretty familiar.

A lot of that motivation might come in the form of federal contract compliance, according to Phil Seckman, a partner with Dentons in Denver.

“In the past number of years, there has been a concerted effort by the federal government to harmonize and create frameworks — these sort of fundamentally consistent frame- works — across agencies,” he said.

Seckman’s practice focuses on consulting with government contractors that deal with the federal focus on cybersecurity, mostly through clauses created by new regulations and that guide agencies on what type of contract to include them in.

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