Calling on a breach coach in the event of an active cyber security incident
What is a breach coach?
Breach coaches are most commonly lawyers who specialize in data privacy law and cyber security and are therefore well positioned to provide strategic advice to their clients, under the confidentiality provided by client-solicitor privilege. Breach coaches maintain relationships with third-party forensics investigators, crisis communications professionals and other services an organization may need in the wake of a cyber event so that services can be mobilized quickly and discreetly.
How can a breach coach help you?
When a cyber security incident occurs, time is of the essence: the faster the threat is identified and contained, the less potential it has to wreak havoc. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide strategic advice regarding the immediate actions to take and will coordinate the efforts of a first response team to mitigate and halt any ongoing attack and provide advice on negotiation with perpetrators in search of ransom if need be.
In the days following a cyber attack, a breach coach will advise you on how to appropriately notify clients and employees of incidents if the situation warrants it. Our team can prepare and file the notifications required by various regulatory authorities if any sensitive data warranting disclosure has been obtained by the perpetrators. Our breach coach will continue to work with a team of forensic experts and provide strategic advice with respect to determining the scope of the infiltration and oversee system recovery strategies, the implementation of credit monitoring services and work hand in hand with your insurance carrier, if appropriate.