Preparing for and responding to evolving cybersecurity threats requires fluency in an increasingly intricate fabric of global data protection laws and regulations as well as a thorough understanding of an increasingly sophisticated range of attack vectors and malicious threat actors. Look no further than Alston & Bird for a veteran team at the forefront of cybersecurity—from running tabletop exercises to prepare every level of your company to directing complex and high-stakes technical investigations to mobilizing a worldwide network of specialists—to defend your company against and respond to cybersecurity threats.
Our team has extensive experience in the wide spectrum of issues that often arise with cybersecurity incidents, and we leverage this experience to help companies efficiently manage incident response efforts across the enterprise. Two of our partners are former Department of Justice attorneys that have coordinated global investigations from inside the government. Our attorneys are also former big three consultants, chief information security officers, forensic consultants, and strategic business players in significant technology outsourcing deals. We maintain a Global Privacy and Security Network with leading privacy counsel in jurisdictions around the world, giving us key insight on the rapidly shifting legal landscape. We have well-established relationships with leading forensic consultants and can quickly launch forensic investigations using these relationships.
Our attorneys have handled incidents of all sizes, from state-sponsored attacks and sophisticated cyber-attacks by organized criminal groups to an employee accidentally sending an email with personal information outside the company. In essence—you name it, we’ve seen it, and we’ve responded to it. And if events lead to regulatory inquiries or litigation, our enforcement and litigation teams are well-positioned to defend your company, leveraging the efforts of our Crisis & Data Breach Response Team.
Drawing on our multidisciplinary team of attorneys, our team can also help develop and document an effective, security-oriented, and realistic data breach response plan tailored to your needs. We also review existing cyber-response plans to incorporate appropriate global legal standards, rules, and regulator expectations and integrate them with existing business continuity processes and procedures. We use trainings, tabletop exercises, and breach simulations to stress test these plans with robust practice to familiarize key company responders with the demands they will likely face in a material security incident.