Primary Practice Contact: Christopher W. Droubay
Salt Lake City & St. George Cyber Security Defense Attorneys
A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential company data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an unauthorized individual. Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information, other personally identifiable information, and corporate trade secrets or intellectual property.
Hacking and data breaches are increasing and seemingly happen on a daily basis. Costly cyber-attacks, and resulting lawsuits, can happen to both large and small businesses. On average, data breaches cost businesses close to $6 million.
In today’s business world, the handling of massive amounts of sensitive customer and employee information is a regular occurrence. A rash of legislation and regulations address the onslaught of hackers who illegally access this information, and the requirements businesses must establish to protect users’ personal data.
Proactive Protection – Will Your Company Be Found Negligent if it is Hacked?
Our team of cyber security lawyers helps protect our clients’ data. While no plan or best practices can be bullet-proof, ensuring solid processes are in place can go a long way in court when having to show the need to establish reasonable precautions were taken.
Protecting Companies After a Cyber Breach
When a breach occurs, our experienced cyber security lawyers work closely with clients to properly and promptly respond to the breach, including development of a response plan, to mitigate the risk of litigation. Such measures might include making mandatory disclosure that a data breach has occurred. Importantly, it is critical that a business immediately take all steps required to mitigate the situation – both from a legal perspective and a public relations perspective – to prevent a bad circumstance from becoming worse.
If litigation ensues, our team of experienced cyber defense attorneys provides a vigorous defense – in the boardroom as well as the courtroom. We are also available to represent companies in seeking access to defense and indemnity proceeds from any insurance policies that may be applicable.
Learn More About Our Cyber Security Practice
Our cyber security lawyers are ready to help. For more information about our services, please contact Christopher W. Droubay.