With statutory mandates requiring businesses to disclose data breaches, increased need for cybersecurity, and increasing government regulation of personally identifiable information, legally compliant cybersecurity programs and data breach response plans become a critical tool for business.
Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Information Security Lawyer
Many technology and consulting firms offer cybersecurity consulting—and certainly mighty provide necessary technical advising. But, cybersecurity and information security programs require legal and technical compliance (HIPPA, Sarbanes-Oxley, data breach reporting, etc.). Technology firms alone cannot address the legal compliance issues arising from cybersecurity issues (and find out why you don’t want them to), and they cannot assure legally adequate cybersecurity programs (where incorrect implementations could cause you problems down-the-road).
Attorney Shannon Brown, with over 15 years of information technology consulting experience and a data / cybersecurity lawyer, can work with your cybersecurity consultants to help make sure that the organization’s cybersecurity programs meet both technical and legal requirements.
(Also see the Risk Management/Compliance Services Section for more general services related to business risk management and compliance.)
Data Breach Response
Inevitably, a data breach will occur at your business. Preparing for the breach includes policies and procedures
- to quickly identify the breach (current research shows cybercriminal breaches may go undiscovered for an astounding 245 days!),
- to assure information integrity,
- to manage a legal compliance issues,
- to address reputation issues, and
- to get the systems back online.
Shannon, as a technologist and lawyer, can help you navigate the complexities of data breach, fulfill the data breach reporting process (did you know Pennsylvania has a data breach reporting act?), oversee your data breach response program, and advise on damage mitigation.
Want to find out more? Contact Attorney Shannon Brown.