Data and Cyber Security
According to a recent study by IBM, the average cost of a data breach in the United States is over $8 million, a 130 percent increase over 14 years. Not surprisingly, smaller organizations had higher costs relative to their size than larger organizations. While organizations of more than 25,000 employees averaged $204 per employee, organizations between 500 and 1,000 employees had an average cost of over $3,500 per employee.
While healthcare is the industry most affected by data breaches and other cyber security incidents, no industry is immune. They attorneys at Chilivis Grubman have represented businesses of various types and sizes throughout Georgia and the country in connection with cyber security matters, including:
- Assisting business in rapidly responding to breaches, including coordinating with cyber security vendors, consumers, and law enforcement, as necessary
- Reporting breaches to the proper authorities, both state and federal, as well as to consumers as required by various breach notification statutes
- Defending class action lawsuits filed by consumers as a result of such breaches.
If you have experienced a data breach of other type of cyber security incident, or are facing litigation or an investigation as a result of such incident, please contact us today.