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Zero Hour: Contractors Face Increased FCA Exposure for Cybersecurity Noncompliance

Sep.25.2019

Along with the steady influx of cybersecurity requirements in federal procurement, contractors now face potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability in connection with cybersecurity noncompliance. Underscoring this risk was a recent FCA settlement, United States, ex rel. Glenn v. Cisco Sys. Inc., in which Cisco agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle allegations that it violated the FCA by selling products to the government that contained flawed software that was susceptible to data breaches. 

In an article published in Bloomberg Law, C&M attorneys discuss the intersection of the FCA and cybersecurity requirements as well as strategies to mitigate risk and defend against cybersecurity based FCA actions.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

David B. Robbins
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2627
Email: drobbins@crowell.com
Evan D. Wolff
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2615
Email: ewolff@crowell.com
Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2698
Email: kgrowley@crowell.com
Jason M. Crawford
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2562
Email: jcrawford@crowell.com
Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2545
Email: mgruden@crowell.com