The idea that ICT and digital security belong only in the IT department of a company or organisation has been overtaken by reality.
After all, care obligations, liability risks and governance issues are relevant to everyone: data breaches can occur anywhere within a company and criminals can hack anyone in their quest for information, money, or just chaos. But preventing, managing, and dealing with ICT-related incidents and damage is less revolutionary than people sometimes imagine.
Nobody knows this better than NautaDutilh. Protecting the confidentiality, security, and integrity of information is part of our DNA. And although technology has led to a number of new challenges, many of our risk management methods are still appropriate today.
To help limit clients’ ICT risks, we have a team of data protection and privacy specialists. For example, we offer “What if?” risk management, awareness training, incident response plans, and prevention and detection systems so as to combat intrusions and data loss. We are also one of the frontrunners in the legal sector as regards developments in the field of cybersecurity. And that’s not just so as to be the best-in-class but so as to take the security of the entire legal industry onto a higher plane.
But when it comes to managing cybersecurity risks, technology is only one of the relevant factors. After all, ICT issues also have legal implications, such as consequences in the areas of governance, compliance, fraud, or liability. The legal issue is often not about the technology but about correct assessment of the case concerned, bringing together the necessary expertise, and finding a solution that fits into the overall picture. And it’s then the human factor that makes the difference.
Our cybersecurity services make good use of this multidisciplinary approach, so that we can provide advice in all areas and throughout the entire organisation. The solution and the advice are therefore never just in isolation, but are always aimed at the success and legal protection of your entire company or organisation.
We are also one of the leaders when it comes to innovations and the related legal issues. For example, we advise European start-ups and tech organisations that base themselves in Europe. We help them with setting up their organisation and with new legal issues, such as peer-to-peer platforms, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. Because these new developments “show up on our radar” at an early stage, we know what’s involved, and we then utilise that lead in knowledge to advise organisations that prioritise innovation and digitisation.
So don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more about what we can do for you in the field of cybersecurity. Get in touch with a member of our cybersecurity team.