The October conviction of former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan for concealing a 2016 data breach from government regulators sent ripples of anxiety through the C-suite over the prospect of more executives being held personally liable after a hack.

At a recent panel on what the verdict means for corporate security and legal teams, the consensus was that Sullivan’s prosecution was unusual, and his actions egregious. But while companies shouldn’t panic, general counsel and security chiefs should band together to tackle cybersecurity incidents with transparency and open communication.