Ransomware is rampant and attacks are on the increase. Yet most organizations find themselves challenged or even unable to formulate an effective and efficient ransomware response when it matters most, often with dire consequences. To properly prepare for a ransomware attack, increase efficiencies and decrease risk, organizations of all types and sizes should plan ahead and consider:

Conducting a thorough Risk Assessment that reviews policies, practices, and procedures relating to privacy and data security to assess weak points and identify strategies to prioritize and implement improvements.

Drafting and testing a comprehensive Incident Response Plan that includes responsibilities and guidance for all relevant stakeholders, in order to provide structure and clarity in response activities

Establishing appropriate third-party relationships to help build a strong support team, including outside legal, forensics, and insurance, before an attacker strikes.

Our Privacy and Data Security team regularly assists clients of many types and sizes with all of the above, and more, to help minimize legal risk and catastrophic operational disruptions in the wake of cyberattacks, including those involving ransomware. Our ransomware experience is deep and varied, having aided clients with all kinds of network extortion events, working with best-in-class professionals to address and remediate the resulting impacts. 


NYLJ 11.10.20 Greene and Altieri Ransomware article 1 1Recent Press 

November 10, 2020: F. Paul Greene and Daniel J. Altieri were featured in New York Law Journal for their article, “Refine Your Legal Toolkit Before Ransomware Strikes.” Click here to read.

 

  

 


For immediate access to the Privacy and Data Security team, and their deep connections with information security professionals, forensic investigators, crisis communication professionals, with maximum protection offered by the attorney-client privilege, call our Cybersecurity Incident and Breach Response Line at 1-800-232-3021.    

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