Companies face an ever-shifting threat to their digital assets, whether as a result of malicious attacks, structural failures, human errors, or natural disasters, that can lead to a compromise of confidential information. Robust cybersecurity and data privacy policies and procedures work hand-in-glove to protect companies and their data, customers, and shareholders from the risks and ramifications posed by these data breaches.
Whether it is complying with government regulations, preparing for and managing cyber events, negotiating data protection agreement provisions, evaluating cyber-insurance policies, handling cyber incident litigation or dispute resolution, or satisfying auditors, our attorneys have the necessary experience to prepare and advise clients on their risks and obligations and successfully guide them through serious security incidents should one occur.
Our multidisciplinary team of leading cybersecurity and data privacy professionals advises clients on the potential consequences of cybersecurity threats and how to implement comprehensive measures for mitigating cyber risks, prepares customized strategy and action plans, and provides ongoing support and maintenance to promote cybersecurity awareness.
How We Can Help
We not only know the law, we know the businesses and industries in which our clients operate. This helps us understand and achieve their business objectives.
Mitigating cyber risk is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the maritime industry. Our team provides comprehensive solutions for protecting your company’s property and reputation from the unprecedented cybersecurity challenges present in today’s global digital economy. We address cybersecurity issues associated with both land-based systems and systems onboard ships, including the implementation of the Industry Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships and the IMO Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management.
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Federal and state laws afford special protection to health information, and enforcement of privacy and security laws applicable to health information is on the rise. Our attorneys work with clients to evaluate complex privacy and security matters involving health information for health care providers, payors, business associates, and life sciences companies. We advise on compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, the FTC Act, the FDCA, the Common Rule, state mental health privacy laws, and federal and state privacy laws regarding drug and alcohol treatment in addition to coaching our clients through security breaches.
Our insurance recovery attorneys have significant experience helping clients maximize the value of their policies in the area of cyber risk. Through a combination of proactive counseling and vigorous advocacy work, our team has helped numerous insureds enhance their cyber coverage and respond to attempts by insurers to deny coverage for cyber losses.
We assist government contractor clients in protecting Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (“UCTI”), Covered Defense Information (“CDI”), export controlled information, and trade secrets. Importantly, we offer a privileged relationship through which our clients can identify and manage their security risks, protect their digital assets, quickly respond to cyber threats, and determine whether mandatory reporting of cyber incidents to the government is required.
Cloud Services, Websites, Mobile Applications
Many websites, software applications, cloud services, and other network technologies process personally identifiable information and, as a result, may be subject to various federal and state privacy and security laws. Our attorneys help draft privacy policies for websites and mobile applications, advising businesses on their internal corporate policies for processing personal information, negotiating software licenses and technology services agreements, and prosecuting and analyzing patents that relate to data privacy and cybersecurity systems.