With a tsunami of False Claims Act whistleblower cases looming on the horizon, companies that contract with the federal government should assess their cybersecurity measures if they want to avoid being swept up in the litigation.
What’s pushing the wave? Over the past several years, the government has begun to hold contractors and their subcontractors to heightened cybersecurity standards in an effort to better protect federal data and respond quickly to breaches.
Now, litigation connected to the beefed-up cybersecurity rules and False Claims Act liability is bubbling to the surface.
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