As part of our technology and data practice, we provide cybersecurity services.

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is also known as information technology security or computer security. It refers to the security applied to computers, networks, technology infrastructures, and electronic data in general. Internet security covers processes, procedures, and mechanisms by which digital services, equipment, information, and related data are protected from unauthorized access.

Online Security Threats

Cyber threats have increasingly dominated headlines. As the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices become a bigger part of our lives, cybersecurity threats do too. Internet security threats have become more prevalent and sophisticated as well. Therefore, Internet security has become a critical focus in almost any industry that utilizes computers.

Common online security threats include basic system vulnerabilities and exploits, such as:

  • denial-of-service attacks

  • direct-access attacks

  • spoofing

  • doxing

  • tampering

  • repudiation

  • information disclosures

  • computer viruses

Any of these cybersecurity threats can result in significant costs to a company or private individual.

Network Security Attacks & Online Network Security

There are numerous ways to increase protection from online security attacks. Therefore, we suggest engaging in a number of proactive countermeasures. This includes utilizing antivirus programs, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (“IDS”), and communication encryption to stay ahead of potential security threats.

Proactive Measures Against Cybersecurity Attacks

Businesses should utilize legal counseling to draft agreements to limit potential legal liability and provide legal recourse should a cybersecurity attack occur. Jurisdictions vary when it comes to legal regulations. Therefore, we keep informed of changes in law. We also advise on best practices and proactive measures to help prevent online security threaths. In addition, we provide guidance on what should done to minimize legal consequences once an online security attack occurs.

Cybersecurity Litigation

Our Internet and intellectual property attorneys handle litigation associated with Internet security breaches. Read more about our litigation services at our intellectual property litigation overview page and our business litigation overview page.

Additional Insights Regarding Cybersecurity

For more information on cybersecurity law issues, see our Legal Insights and Industry Solutions pages.