Almost 75 percent of organizations have been hit by at least one cybersecurity breach in the last year. Not only are data breaches happening more often, they’re becoming more costly to resolve. Approximately 60 percent of small firms go out of business within 6 months of a data breach.
Thinking that your business is immune to cybersecurity attacks puts your data and your reputation at risk. Business leaders in every industry need to understand information security, risk management and their legal obligations to keep business and client data secure. Even if your business isn’t governed by HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA or FERPA, organizations that enter into vendor contracts with businesses in regulated industries must meet certain data security requirements.
Cybersecurity has never been a hotter issue, or a bigger concern for businesses. The many legal issues to consider in the aftermath of a cyber-attack touch on multiple areas of law, such as insurance, employment, healthcare, corporate and contracts, to name a few. Sturgill Turner combines the expertise of lawyers across service areas to offer comprehensive counsel to organizations that need to design a cyber preparedness or response plan. We can help you determine if you’re in compliance with the laws that govern your industry, and the potential legal risks involved.