Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Data breaches and cybersecurity incidents have serious impacts regardless of your business size or industry. The Federal Trade Commission describes malware and ransomware as some of “the most serious online threats facing businesses.” Cyberattacks disrupt operations, threaten critical information, and cripple key systems and company files. They also compromise customer and employee information, exposing unprepared businesses to substantial liability and reputational damage.

CWM can help you establish the right legal policies and training programs to manage your cybersecurity risks and mitigate liability. We team with an established group of highly skilled cybersecurity experts that can enhance your cyber infrastructure and respond to a data breach. CWM can also help you manage a data breach by confidentially coordinating with key stake holders to retain necessary cybersecurity forensics and insurance professionals, and by preparing notifications mandated by state and federal law. Our services include:

•       Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Plans and Policies

•       Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Training Programs

•       Data Incident Response Preparation

•       Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

·   DFARS Part 252.204-7012 and required compliance protocols

·   NIST 800-171 for classified information

·   HIPAA and HITECH Act for health care information

•       Technology and IT Contract Review

•       Technology-related Litigation

•       Data Privacy Litigation

Cybersecurity is not just an IT issue; it’s a business resiliency issue with legal implications. Whether your business is in health care, finance, government contracting, construction, maritime, or other fields, your employees and customers count on you to be secure. Call us today to let us help you prepare for the cyber risks of the future.


NIST 800-171 | Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations

DFARS Part 252.204-7012 | Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting

HIPAA and HITECH | Implementing Patient Privacy and Security Protections

Federal Trade Commission | Protecting Small Businesses

Practice Contacts
Darius K. Davenport
Practice Group Contact
(757) 623-3000
James L. Chapman, IV
Elaine I. Hogan
W. Ryan Snow

Cybersecurity Data Incident Hotline
(757) 802-9043
Articles and Presentations
Darius K. Davenport, Presenter, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Law Firms, Old Dominion Bar Association Annual Meeting (2017)
News and Updates
Equifax Data Breach
Posted on September 12, 2017
Equifax, one of the largest credit score providers in America, announced on September 7, 2017 that it was the victim of a large-scale hack that exposed the personal information, including......
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Target Settles 2013 Hacked Customer Data Breach For $18.5 Million
Posted on June 8, 2017
NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 24 2017, 10:49 AM ET Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and resolve a multi-state investigation into a massive data breach......
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Chipotle Says Hackers Hit Most Restaurants in Data Breach
Posted on June 8, 2017
NBC News | BUSINESS MAY 27 2017, 1:29 AM ET Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle’s roughly 2,250 restaurants. The company is expected to face substantial......
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Cyber Security and Business Resiliency
Posted on May 18, 2017
The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is the biggest coordinated cyberattack of its kind, impacting countless organizations and infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries.  Once a computer......
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