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In Canada, today. people and businesses alike are under a variety of personal and industrial attacks.
More than one-third of Canada’s IT professionals know – for sure – that they’d had a significant data breach over the previous 12 months that could put their clients or their organizations at risk, a cybersecurity study suggests. Over 36% of businesses in Canada today have been involved in an ongoing cyber attack.
Nearly every company is at cyber risk. With distributed denial of service (DDoS), data security breaches, and other attacks on the rise, addressing and mitigating cyber risk is top of mind among companies across the globe.
Reports of high-profile cyber attacks make headlines almost every day, and the headlines confirm the reality: cyber attacks are on the rise with unprecedented frequency, sophistication, and scale. And they are pervasive across industries and geographical boundaries.
Helping clients to assess network/data security and insurance coverage prior to an attack to dealing with the aftermath of an attack, our cybersecurity team has deep experience to assist clients with all aspects of addressing and mitigating cyber risks. Our capabilities include preventing and deterring attacks, pursuing perpetrators, responding to problems, and helping clients to mitigate risk and loss through insurance.
Our cybersecurity group includes an experienced policy team, cyber forensic investigators with extensive experience in successful internet tracking, a rapid response team to handle active attacks, and experienced insurance coverage counsel, among others. Our team has skills that span various practice areas and jurisdictions to help clients deal with cybersecurity issues. We have experience in internet and technology law, legal and regulatory, government regulations, and insurance coverage, as well as established relationships with registrars, internet service providers (ISPs), service providers, and law enforcement.
Our team works with clients to prepare them for data breaches and minimize their potential legal exposure by drafting internal policies and procedures and contractual provisions regarding discovery, investigation, remediation, and reporting of breaches.
We also investigate incidents to determine the scope of a breach and analyze what is required under applicable laws, we assist our clients in their notifications to local data protection authorities in case of personal data security breaches, as well as in legal remedies and technical patches they may have to implement and to disclose to said authorities, as well as to their customers or employees.