Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

In today’s world, all organisations are at risk of a cyber attack or a data security breach. There is now general acceptance among the business community that a cyber incident will affect every organisation at some point, and that most mature organisations have been breached in some way, even if they are not currently aware of it. 

How an organisation prepares for an incident, and responds after a breach, is critical to its ability to minimise the impact of the incident on its internal and external stakeholders – and ultimately on itself.  Businesses which have engaged with legal professionals before an incident has occurred and immediately after a breach, are able to coordinate a more effective response, limit damage and recover faster.  

Corrs Cyber aims to ensure you are Cyber Resilient and that you know in advance, how to respond to a breach.  We can bring to you a team of multi-disciplinary experts, or work with your existing service-providers.  We conduct a risk-based assessment of your business, review your governance structures and response plans, and then rigorously test them through scenario simulation exercises.  We assist you to ensure that directors and officers of your organisation have met their obligations to understand and manage the risks associated with cyber incidents. 

When a data security breach or other cyber attack occurs, Corrs Cyber will be at the ready to help you put your crisis response plan into action, and ensure you have access to the best legal and technical advice.  We will help you to investigate the incident; to understand your exposure to customers, suppliers, employees and counter-parties, and communicate with them in a manner that manages that exposure; to report to regulators and customers where required, and respond to any regulatory investigation; and to do everything necessary to obtain the benefit of any insurance coverage. Our legal response allows aspects of the investigation and advice to be considered in a confidential and privileged manner. 

You can get started on your road to cyber-resilience by reading our Cyber roadmap and Checklist:

Cyber roadmap (PDF)

Checklist (PDF)

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