Cyber Security

The online world offers unprecedented opportunities for business. But with that opportunity comes risk. At Mishcon de Reya we understand that managing cyber security will develop and enable your business, protect your customers and build trust in your brand. Our in-house team comprises cyber security specialists, data theft lawyers, reputation management specialists and data protection experts.

This multi-disciplinary approach combines business expertise with a deep understanding of cyber risks and how to protect against them. We are able to help define your strategy, meet data protection and privacy obligations, provide assurance to your stakeholders and manage any crisis swiftly and discreetly. Should you suffer a breach we can rely on years of experience in asset recovery plus close relationships within the investigatory community to identify the wrong-doers and quickly regain control of your data. We believe that the business impact of cyber incidents requires a true business response.

Cyber Strategy

Every business needs to remain competitive. It should be able to innovate when needed and seize the opportunities that technology presents. We know your strategy is based on deep understanding of your customers, your market and what makes it tick whilst anticipating the risks you need to manage.

Managing cyber risk should have the same strategic approach, enabling innovation and being more than a cost. Mishcon develops cyber security strategies that support your business objectives, enable your investment in information technology and protect your customers and revenues.

Our cyber security team use a combination of deep cyber security expertise with business strategy and legal tools to support your strategic aims regardless of the size of your organisation. We provide advice on the structure of your security function, its operating model and aims as well as embedding cyber into the wider organisation.

Protection and Assurance

Identifying the cyber risks faced by your business is only the first step to protecting it. Understanding your security maturity, and providing assurance to stakeholders is crucial to meeting customer, staff and shareholder expectations.

Mishcon de Reya provides independent oversight and assurance of your current cyber maturity, reviewing the governance and management of cyber risk, the technical and procedural controls used to protect data and systems as well as your readiness to respond to an incident. We provide a benchmark of your maturity against your peers and those who face the same issues you do.

Cyber Insurance

Cyber incidents, such as theft of data or hacking for criminal ends, are on the rise. An unwelcome business interruption, the costs for forensic, legal and PR advice can quickly add up. Not to mention the reputational threats when having to notify customers.

Insurers are offering more products to cover these financial risks, underwriting the data and security issues that businesses face. Claims under these policies are increasingly becoming more complex in nature and require specialist support.

We are able to support both policyholders and insurers to understand where they may be vulnerable to cyber threats with a view to developing a policy to suit and managing claims when they occur.

Mishcon de Reya's team of specialists is unique in the insurance market. With first-hand experience of cyber risk issues, we have been involved at the point of underwriting as insurers and have defended multiple claims as lawyers.

We are supported by a team of experts who can address a wide range of legal and advisory issues from managing a crisis to rebuilding reputations. Our litigation processes allow us to make recoveries that reduce the impact of losses and differentiate policies in the market.

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Corporate

Identifying the cyber risks faced by your business is only the first step to protecting it. Understanding your security maturity, and providing assurance to stakeholders is crucial to meeting customer, staff and shareholder expectations.

Mishcon de Reya provides independent oversight and assurance of your current cyber maturity, reviewing the governance and management of cyber risk, the technical and procedural controls used to protect data and systems as well as your readiness to respond to an incident. We provide a benchmark of your maturity against your peers and those who face the same issues you do.

Data Protection and Privacy

Regulation, awareness and scrutiny of data protection and privacy issues affect businesses and individuals globally. The impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the way in which any organisation that processes data on European citizens has to manage and protect data and their privacy.

Building privacy into products, services and processes from the beginning is more cost-effective and removes potential issues before they occur. We are able to advise on 'Private by Design' and 'Secure by Design' initiatives, carry out Privacy Impact Assessments and provide legal advice to help you fulfil your obligations.

Crisis Management and Resilience

An unmanaged cyber incident can quickly move from a minor internal issue to a public crisis. Media and public awareness of cyber issues and data breaches shows no sign of abating, and more headlines will likely occur. More than just digital forensics, our aim is to put you back in the position you were in before any crisis, finances and data intact.

We provide a single point of contact for crisis management. Combining our legal, cyber and business expertise we are able to manage the entire incident management process, instructing technical specialists from our pool of partners, using legal tools to recover assets and data whilst protecting your reputation, brand and image.

Preparation is the single best way to reduce the impact of a crisis. We are able to provide strategic advice on how to make your business more resilient and how to best enable you to respond.

Individuals and Private Clients

Individuals are as at risk as organisations from cyber threats. Ever larger digital footprints require stronger levels of access to uphold your rights to privacy, security and good reputation.

Mishcon de Reya have been trusted advisors to private clients since the firm's inception. We are able to provide discreet and personalised advice on cyber risks for individuals, your family and your business interests globally.

Cyber Crime

Mishcon de Reya has deep experience in countering digital fraud, data theft and cyber extortion against businesses and individuals, as well as using our expertise to protect victims of cyber bullying, harassment and defamation. Our team has dealt with sophisticated organised crime cases, spanning multiple geographies and using the latest digital techniques.

We act fast, using aggressive injunctive actions to track down the perpetrators, recover stolen data or money and secure compensation.

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