Hogan Lovells Launches Cyber Risk Services

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 February 2016 –  In an effort to help business leaders navigate the complex and cross-disciplinary challenges of today’s cyber threat environment, Hogan Lovells announced today the launch of its Cyber Risk Services business unit, expanding the capabilities of the firm’s market-leading Cybersecurity Solutions Group.

The formation of a dedicated unit of technical and risk professionals responds to client demand for the comprehensive services already offered by the firm’s global team of experienced cybersecurity lawyers and professionals. Working side-by-side, the Hogan Lovells team will provide clients with cybersecurity program development, risk management, incident preparedness, breach response and investigations counsel, regulatory enforcement, litigation, and crisis management assistance.

The newly formed Cyber Risk Services team will partner closely with the firm’s lawyers on:

    • Program development: This includes the evaluation of an organization’s cyber risk and threats; governance and preparedness; review of policies, procedures and technical capabilities against appropriate standards of due care; development of policies and procedures for oversight and management of cyber risk; and evaluation of vendor cybersecurity practices.
    • Incident and crisis response. This includes the development of plans and procedures for investigating and responding to cybersecurity incidents, testing response capabilities, management and oversight of response efforts, providing technical and procedural recommendations, and leading highly complex incident response activities and investigations.
    • Regulatory compliance (HIPAA, ITAR, NNPI, etc.). This includes the development of governance programs, policies, procedures, and the technical cybersecurity requirements needed to comply with regulatory demands; review of existing policies, procedures, and capabilities; and advice on how to respond to regulators when faced with compliance issues.
    • Training and Awareness. This includes an evaluation of the cyber risk associated with employees, contractors, vendors, and other third-parties; analysis of the capability to protect against inside and outsider threats; evaluation of internal cultural awareness; and delivery of a comprehensive program to develop and evolve organizational cybersecurity awareness and best practices.

“As cybersecurity risk continues to occupy the top tier of corporate counsel and management agendas across sectors, Hogan Lovells’ creation of a Cyber Risk Services business unit is a groundbreaking step in response to the demand clients have for the firm’s unique blend of legal, technical, and management capabilities,” said Harriet Pearson, partner and head of the firm’s multi-disciplinary cybersecurity practice.

“By formalizing and expanding our team of technical and risk professionals who work in conjunction with our market-leading lawyers, we’re able to offer clients comprehensive support to see them through every phase of a cybersecurity matter,” said Deen Kaplan, partner and co-head of the new Cyber Risk Services unit.

Members of the firm’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group include deeply experienced regulatory lawyers, many of whom are former senior government officials; veteran litigators experienced in assessing litigation risk and defending a wide range of matters; seasoned investigative lawyers including former cybercrime prosecutors; individuals with high-level security clearances; and technical and management professionals with significant operational and leadership experience working inside some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organizations -- all of whom understand how to engage in complex, nuanced and high-stake situations.

Jeffrey Lolley, newly appointed Managing Principal of Hogan Lovells Cyber Risk Services, added, “I am excited by the opportunity to work directly with clients drawing on my two decades worth of experience as a technologist, global chief information security officer, and risk consultant.”

Hogan Lovells has had a longstanding top-rated cybersecurity practice – the Cybersecurity Solutions Group -- that serves communications, health, energy and utility, technology, defense, insurance, financial services, professional, and other services companies of all sizes, helping them to address their most challenging matters.

More information on Hogan Lovells Cyber Risk Services and Cybersecurity Solutions Group is available at:  http://www.hoganlovells.com/cybersecurity/

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