“There is no wall high or deep enough that can prevent a cyberattack. The imperative now is to design and manage systems that can recover from a breach and get back to business.”

John P. Carlin, Morrison & Foerster

One need only scan the front page headlines to see that our cyber defenses are more vulnerable than ever. From the Equifax breach, which involved the personal data of more than 143 million Americans, to the WannaCry ransomware attack, which crippled hundreds of organizations around the globe, it is clear that cyber incidents are on the rise and increasing in severity.

Morrison & Foerster is uniquely positioned to provide insight and counsel on the various facets of breach preparedness and response. Our market-leading Global Privacy + Data Security team has decades of collective experience helping clients:

  • Develop comprehensive customized incident response plans
  • Conduct extensive tabletop exercises, bringing together cross-functional groups to test those plans with realistic simulations
  • Address key issues with boards of directors
  • Train staff
  • Respond to emergency situations, having counseled on a number of the most significant security incidents of recent years Handle follow-on class action litigation, regulatory inquiries, and investigations


Cybersecurity and the Board
Cybersecurity and the Board

Download our guide to learn how Boards of Directors are engaging with management teams to assess cybersecurity risks and the company’s readiness to respond to emerging threats.


Your Pre-Breach Checklist

Download our checklist to determine if your company is prepared to respond to a security breach.


Dawn of the Code War
Dawn of the Code War

In his new book, John Carlin provides invaluable insights to companies on how the U.S. is fighting back against international cyberattacks.


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