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Every organisation faces the risk of cyber attacks. Their impacts can include:

  • business interruption
  • financial loss
  • loss of IP and confidential information
  • regulatory enforcement
  • liability to employees and third parties
  • damage to reputation

Being prepared is key to managing these risks and limiting the disruption and damage that cybersecurity incidents cause. In the event of a cyber attack, you need a trusted partner who can take immediate and effective action. Our integrated global cybersecurity team helps our clients identify, manage and mitigate existing and emerging cyber threats by:

  • building operational resilience and cyber readiness
  • identifying, managing and reducing cybersecurity risks by implementing governance, compliance and contractual measures
  • creating effective incident response plans and resources, including cyber-response toolkits
  • mapping global cyber notification and reporting obligations

Our network of specialist lawyers provide local support and advice together with strategic oversight. We collaborate with third party IT security specialists and forensic consultants in the most challenging of cyber situations.

We provide our clients with:

  • immediate incident response advice and support
  • assessment of regulatory reporting obligations
  • management of potential enforcement situations and regulatory investigations
  • on internal and external communications to minimise liability risks and disruption
  • assessment and action to control the dissemination of data, including liaising with relevant agencies and via injunctive relief
  • management of employee concerns and data subject claims
  • liaison with third parties concerned about data loss and potentially alleging responsibility in relation to the same
  • assistance with litigation strategies, including in respect of third party vendors

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Digital transformation, built on the IT cornerstones of cloud, mobile, social and big data is affecting all industries.

Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams are available to help clients smooth the path for digital projects.

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