Thompson Hine Designated a Cybersecurity Breach Coach®

Date: June 01, 2022

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine has been officially named a Breach Coach® as part of the NetDiligence® Breach Coach program, a designation provided to law firms that have deep experience handling data breach matters and are proven thought leaders in this field. Thompson Hine is one of only 11 firms to receive this designation.

Selected firms are carefully vetted through a multi-process review, and “an elite few have the hard-won expertise and experience to qualify.” According to NetDiligence, “Breach Coach firms serve as thought leaders for the entire cyber industry. They have earned respect by serving on the front lines of the war on cybercrime and they are closely engaged with cyber insurers to help minimize cyber losses.” Thompson Hine’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group includes former national security and homeland security officials, former federal and state prosecutors, and other highly experienced privacy and security attorneys.

“We are grateful to have been designated as a Breach Coach and excited to partner with NetDiligence,” said Steve Stransky, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group co-chair. “Businesses are subject to significant cybersecurity threats – from nation-state actors to criminal enterprises to malicious hacktivists – and we are prepared to offer legal advice and strategic counsel to help our clients respond to ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents.”

The firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group is an interdisciplinary group of lawyers with experience in complex national and international issues involving data privacy compliance, information security, and data incident response. Thompson Hine has a broad range of experience assisting businesses prepare for and respond to cyberattacks or the unauthorized disclosure of personal information or other sensitive data, including by working with in-house lawyers, privacy and compliance officials, and technology teams; engaging with external stakeholders, such as information security and digital forensic consultants, cyber insurance carriers, and ransomware negotiators; and, advising on legal obligations with respect to complying with data breach notification laws and regulations. The firm regularly leads and directs investigations into data security incidents, manages data breach response teams, and coordinates a single response process, all while working to ensure these activities are properly protected by applicable legal and evidentiary privileges.
Thompson Hine has handled data breach response matters in all 50 states, the European Union, and several jurisdictions around the world. According to Mr. Stransky, “The NetDiligence Breach Coach designation reflects the deep experience and knowledge Thompson Hine has developed in this area of law.”

NetDiligence is a cyber risk assessment and data breach services company specializing in cyber risk readiness and response services and an award-winning provider of cyber risk management software and services to the insurance industry. Since 2001, NetDiligence has conducted thousands of enterprise-level cyber risk assessments for a broad variety of organizations, including public entities, financial services, retailers, software developers, medical providers and universities.

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