What goes in your 8-K

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The SEC’s cybersecurity rule has sparked numerous debates and raised many questions within the industry. One of them is what specific details should go into 8-K forms to notify investors about the cybersecurity incident.

We analyzed 532 Form 8-Ks that were filed between January and October 2023. Our main objective was to understand what other U.S. public companies disclose in their 8-K filings and how they go about it.

In this guide, you will learn about the information disclosed in Form 8-Ks such as: 

  • What language is used to describe incidents
  • How do companies define and quantify materiality
  • How do companies explain an incident’s impact