A dangerous aspect of the Internet Age, one that individuals, businesses, and government agencies must effectively counteract, is cybercrime. As technology advances, people and criminal enterprises find innovative ways to illegally access and use private and proprietary information.
Headlines about cyber hacking attacks and security and data privacy breaches abound, renewing public focus on the vulnerabilities of IT security and the profile of cybercriminals. The cost of these attacks to the global economy is estimated to exceed $1.5 trillion.
Our Cyber Security & Data Protection Group, experienced in developing and implementing data breach response programs, is prepared to assist clients with the coordination of criminal and civil responses following a data breach. Businesses that possess personally identifiable information have numerous obligations and responsibilities under state, federal, and – in some cases – international law. Businesses have a responsibility to shareholders, employees, and customers to safeguard proprietary, confidential, and trade-secret information. Our local access to federal and state authorities and a global alliance of legal and technical professionals enable our team to address the most urgent of client needs.
In addition to its data breach (i.e., hacking) response capabilities and offerings, the Cyber Security & Data Protection Group assists clients in understanding and complying with the laws and standards that regulate the collection, use, sharing, and protection of personal data. Regardless of their size, businesses must comply with the laws that pertain to their possession or ownership of consumer or employee data.