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Sharon R. Klein Quoted in Law360 Article, 'Cyberattack Shows Need for Collaboration Amid Patchwork'

5/18/2017
Sharon R. Klein Quoted in Law360 Article, 'Cyberattack Shows Need for Collaboration Amid Patchwork'

Sharon R. Klein (CIPP/US), a partner in the Health Sciences Department and chair of the Privacy, Security and Data Protection Practice Group, was quoted in the May 15, 2017 Law360 article, "Cyberattack Shows Need For Collaboration Amid Patchwork."

"The bad guys took advantage of the world’s lack of preparedness to launch a sophisticated cybersecurity attack," said Sharon Klein, who chairs Pepper Hamilton LLP's privacy, security and data protection practice. "In the future, businesses should be more prepared by ensuring that patches provided by the vendors are installed promptly and implementing offsite data backup and recovery."

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Klein added that, in contrast, the multiple more smallscale data breaches that many companies in the U.S. have been faced with in recent years, which other parts of the country haven't had to endure as of yet, may have blunted the impact of the hit of the latest ransomware attack in the U.S. by "serving as an early warning call which allowed U.S. businesses to get ready for cyberattacks" by putting in place proactive security measures and purchasing cyberinsurance to cover business interruption losses.

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