Companies large and small, startups and legacies, looking for the necessary knowledge to build a robust framework for staying ahead of the cyber risk learning curve can turn to Alston & Bird’s Cyber Risk Management Services.
Improve your cyber risk readiness through a disciplined and all-encompassing approach to cyber risk assessment, supplemented by Alston & Bird’s decades of experience in cyber incident management and groundbreaking relationships with forensic investigators, automated compliance assessment providers and other cybersecurity experts.
The package recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity. Our approach is informed by the authoritative NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which generally identifies five key areas of cyber risk readiness: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover.
Identify: Cybersecurity risks are now enterprise risks, which must be understood and managed. Alston & Bird provides cyber risk consultation services to senior management and directors to highlight the risks faced by your company as well as the directors individually. Just as importantly, we provide a privileged assessment of your data collection practices, cybersecurity risk program and cybersecurity legal compliance—all tailored to your particular industry. Finally, Alston & Bird will conduct a review of your existing vendor contracts to bring them in line with existing regulatory requirements and best practices.
Protect and Detect: Companies must develop controls and safeguards to mitigate cybersecurity threats, including the ability to identify potential incidents in real time. Alston & Bird can help you navigate the potentially complex legal issues associated with threat-sharing and cyber intelligence gathering by keeping you up-to-date on rapid changes in this still-developing area.
Respond and Recover: It is now necessary for companies small and large to maintain effective incident response processes and continuity plans. Alston & Bird can help you prepare for an incident by creating or reviewing incident response plans, testing incident response plans through the use of live exercises and assessing whether you have adequate insurance coverage for cybersecurity risks.
Our wide-ranging experience in incident response, flexible and knowledgeable team members, and strong relationships with global cybersecurity consultants make Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team uniquely equipped to assist your company in the event of a cyber attack.
In short, our innovative approach recognizes that cybersecurity diligence is an ever-present need for our clients.