Research the Internet for a recent story (within the last five years) involving a data breach by a publicly traded company. Research the current disclosure requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) involving data breaches by public companies. Be prepared to discuss.
- From the e-Activity, analyze the effects of the SEC‘s data breach disclosure requirement on financial reporting, based on the current language of the requirement. Recommend a change to the disclosure requirements to strengthen public company disclosures of cyberattacks. Provide support for your rationale.
- Examine the impact of cyberattacks on potential investors in a public company. As an auditor, provide your recommendations for including the potential of a cyberattack in the 10-K, as opposed to an actual attack. Provide support for your recommendation.