Virtually every aspect of today’s business and legal world is enabled or facilitated by technology. Every minute of every day, a company’s most valuable and sensitive commercial information, and that of its clients and customers, is held on or passed through multiple systems; some the company may have control of, some it does not, and each a potential target for a cyberattack or disastrous data breach.
Recent highly-publicized and catastrophic data breaches, coupled with the implementation of new landmark legislation, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the New York Department of Financial Services’ Cybersecurity Regulation are forcing businesses to restructure the way they manage and protect sensitive information. KYL is in a unique position to assist, with both decades of experience advising business in highly-regulated industries, and in-depth knowledge of legal technology and security controls. The result is an approach to cyber risk management and data privacy that is reasoned, practical and focused on helping businesses address these issues in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
KYL’s renowned 24/7 readiness, developed and honed to respond to major maritime, environmental, and other causalities, also applies to its clients’ cyber emergencies. The firm’s experience with privacy and security issues, including the application of federal and state privacy regulations, computer fraud, social engineering and cryptocurrency hacking, business email compromise, cyber insurance, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, software design, intellectual property, forensic investigation, and all manner of eDiscovery issues, supplies KYL with the knowledge and wisdom needed to guide clients capably both before disputes develop and after they unfold.
The firm’s cybersecurity and privacy team includes members with Certified Ethical Hacker, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, ISO27001 CIS F, BARBRI Cybint Solutions’ “Cyber Protection” and “Cyber Intelligence”, and OneTrust Certified Privacy Management Professional certifications. In addition, KYL has developed strategic partnerships with industry-leading service providers in the areas of cybersecurity education, detection, and response, as well as third-party vendor risk management.
KYL’s technology platform is regularly audited by third-party security risk consultants and the firm’s lawyers and professionals regularly publish research and present CLE courses to clients, industry groups, other law firms, and law students on topics related to technology, cyber risk, data privacy, and ethical implications.
KYL’s commitment to excellence in applying leading edge technology in its operations and litigation practice has resulted in a number of recognitions including being the first law firm to be named to the InfoWorld 100 (2003), two International Legal Technology Association Distinguished Peer Awards (2011 and 2014), top individual honors from the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (2015), the first law firm to pass the Procertas Legal Technology Audit (2015), the first ever Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists Law Firm of the Year Award (2016) and LMA Impact Award for Strategy & Innovation (2018).