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Practices: Cyber Security & Data Privacy

Cyber Security & Data Privacy

Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT issue -- it is now a matter of enterprise-wide risk management.

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With increased regulation, enforcement and cross-border implications, it is absolutely critical that institutions, businesses and professional organizations acknowledge and respond to the legal imperative to protect data.  Brown Rudnick's integrated technology, legal and crisis management team advises clients as they navigate the evolving and complex data privacy and cyber landscape -- from prevention and detection, risk mitigation and management, to data incident responsiveness and reputational survival; we are there for our clients.

As incidents become increasingly more destructive and attract media attention, organizations face the risk of massive reputational, financial and legal liability.  The result -- it is now a prerequisite to demonstrate best practices in preventing, detecting and responding to data breaches.  Accountability does not stop at the Chief Technology Officer's door.  A host of new, complex corporate governance issues mandate the attention, concerted planning and strategic thinking of senior level executives and Boards of Directors.

Brown Rudnick's Global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team can prospectively position organizations, businesses and institutions to avoid potential liability, culpability and other irreparable harm.  To that end, we work with clients to develop and implement comprehensive breach prevention and response programs addressing myriad technical, criminal, regulatory, fiduciary and civil liability issues involved in data protection and breach preparedness.

Notwithstanding a proactive approach to prevention, data incidents are increasingly likely in today's interconnected and fast moving world.  If a breach does occur, Brown Rudnick's integrated response team works hand-in-hand with our clients to limit the impact of the incident, deal with collateral issues and help organizations recover, rapidly and completely.

Brown Rudnick is internationally recognized for its highly capable crisis management practice.  Our cybersecurity emergency response team includes the former California State Attorney General; a number of former senior DOJ prosecutors; the former NY Branch Chief of the SEC's Division of Enforcement; and the former Head of Enforcement for the UK Financial Services Authority.  We compliment this governmental/regulatory experience with alumni from the private sector, who sat "on the other side of the desk" -- including several former Chief Operating Officers, General Counsels and members of Boards of Directors from a wide variety of industries and jurisdictions.

We acknowledge that cyber opportunists and criminals have refined their approach to target individual industries.  We are prepared to respond in kind.  Our cyber-solution response team marshals industry-specific advisors with deep specific, pragmatic -- even idiosyncratic -- industry experience in fields as diverse as asset management and financial services, life sciences, health care, technology/media/telecom, energy, governmental relations, gaming, real estate, retail and professional and consulting services.

In short, because we are prepared for any conceivable scenario -- our clients can rest easy, that they are as well.

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