CYBER LAW TRACKER: Now is the Time to Take Proactive Measures in Cybersecurity
If any C-suite officer ever thought that privacy and data security was an incidental concern, they need only look to recent headlines to see the opposite is true. News of data breaches appears almost daily, and last year’s data breach at Target is being reported as one of the factors in the departure of the company’s long-time employee, chairman and chief executive officer, Gregg Steinhafel.
When brand loyalty and customer confidence are counted among your valued competitive assets, we believe it is especially important that companies large and small take time to identify and address their digital vulnerabilities and invest in proactive measures, such as:
- Conducting risk assessments
- True continuous monitoring of both external and internal threats and access points
- Third-party vendor auditing and credentialing
- Insurance policy review
Each day, more new security "experts" enter the marketplace. However, many of these experts are actually vendors that have a greater financial interest in selling lucrative post-breach response services than proactive, prevention tactics designed to keep the proverbial cyber cat in the bag. Our Privacy and Cybersecurity attorneys help their clients design these prevention programs and navigate these waters in a manageable way tailored to the client's needs - not the vendors.
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