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Greene Paul 2013 061 HSE Roc 120WebReadyHarter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that partner F. Paul Greene has been named a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow. The Ponemon Institute is the premier independent research organization dedicated to educating global businesses and government agencies on how to improve their privacy, data protection and information security policies. Ponemon Institute Fellows are nominated and selected by their peers, and represent some of the top privacy and security strategists in the world. 

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Paul to our community of Ponemon Institute Fellows,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of Ponemon Institute. “Paul is a luminary in privacy and data security. Our Institute recently had the opportunity to work with him on our recent study on Countdown to Compliance: Is the Financial Services Industry Ready for New York State’s Cybersecurity Regulations? His insights and knowledge about the impact of these regulations on corporations were key to the success of this research.”

Greene leads Harter Secrest & Emery’s Privacy and Data Security practice. He counsels clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries concerning all aspects of pre-breach preparation and risk management, including security and vulnerability assessments, policy and procedure review, breach response planning and drills, as well as board and management education on cyber risk issues. Post-breach, Greene and his team provide a full array of breach coach and response services, including breach response and remediation, crisis management and communication, internal and governmental investigations, breach notification, and potential litigation or regulatory action. Greene has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business in the field of litigation for the past three years.

“In today’s business environment, where companies of every size are dealing with the harsh realities of cyberattacks and the importance of data protection, the continuing contributions and insights of the Ponemon Institute and its Fellows is invaluable,” Greene said. “I am deeply honored to have been included in this prestigious group of security professionals.”

The roster of Ponemon Fellows includes a range of distinguished luminaries from leading technology companies including Microsoft, IBM, Cox Communications, Accenture, RSA and McAfee, as well as other prominent organizations including Aetna, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Coca-Cola Company and Amazon. For further information, go to: www.ponemon.org.

Harter Secrest & Emery’s data security clients range from Fortune 100 corporations to closely held businesses and include representatives from a wide range of industries, such as health care, financial services, data analytics/big data, merchants, manufacturers, defense contractors, and employers of all sizes.  The team also advises public clients and critical infrastructure providers on privacy and data security issues. The firm has also established a 24-hour Cybersecurity Incident and Breach Response Line in order to assist companies responding to a cyberattack or data breach. The response line, 1-800-232-3012, connects callers directly with the firm’s Privacy and Data Security attorneys 24/7 who can provide breach coach guidance, including breach response and remediation support, crisis management and communication, post-breach reporting and notice, and advice and representation concerning potential litigation and regulatory enforcement.

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