Cyber

We provide advisory and claims services to insurers and their insureds on Tech E&O matters and cyber events including DDOS, malware, ransomware and phishing attacks.

Cyber

We provide advisory and claims services to insurers and their insureds on Tech E&O matters and Cyber events including DDOS, malware, ransomware and phishing attacks.

We advise on both first and third party Cyber claims including: loss or damage to digital assets; business interruption; Cyber extortion and crime; reputational damage; theft of money; security and privacy breaches; customer notification expenses and loss of third-party data.

As well as managing regulatory notification and related investigations, we trace and recover monies stolen through Cyber related fraud. This includes seeking urgent injunctions for the speedy identification and freezing of relevant assets.

We also advise Insurers on Tech and Cyber coverage issues and policy wordings.

Cyber Breach Response Service

An effective response to a Cyber incident requires a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach. Our response team are available 24 hours a day and ready to respond immediately in the event of a data breach or Cyberattack.

Our response team includes our third party Partners providing forensic IT expertise, PR advice and credit monitoring.

From the moment an emergency call is made, we will co-ordinate the necessary response in conjunction with our third party experts in order to rapidly:

  • Assess and contain the threat;
  • Advise on the legal implications of the data breach, third party liability etc.;
  • Mitigate reputational damage;
  • Advise on any statutory or contractual notification obligations of the breach to the authorities and clients/customers; and
  • Resolve liability claims and potential future risks.

View our Cyber Claims and Breach Response Service here.

Our Cyber Experience

Cyber-Attack on firm of solicitors

Working with IT specialists and advising on third party claims and notifications under the GDPR to the Information Commissioner and affected data subjects, following a cyber-attack on a firm of solicitors that resulted in the breach of clients’ personal data.

University data breach

Advising insurers on policy coverage, including double insurance issues, third party claims and notifications to the Information Commissioner and affected data subjects, following unauthorised access to sensitive student and staff personal data at a university.

Data breach regarding the loss of a non-encrypted data stick

Advising on data breach defence issues following the loss of a non-encrypted data stick containing highly confidential personal data.

Unmanned aircraft systems (drones)

Advising an international engineering body on potential liability issues arising from their members’ use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones).

Cross-border transfers of personal data

Advising an international service provider on cross-border transfers of personal data to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Cloud software supplier

Advising a cloud software supplier including on the recovery of social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) after they were hacked by a former employee.

Enterprise resource planning software

Advising a listed professional services company on a multi-million pound claim against a supplier of enterprise resource planning software.

Loss of electronic data

Advising an insurer on coverage for loss of electronic data under “loss of documents” wording.

Infringement of a third party’s intellectual property.

Advising an insurer on coverage following an IT consultant accidentally infringing a third party’s intellectual property.

Cyber and data security proposal form

Advising an insurer on questions to include in their cyber and data security proposal form.