International law firm DAC Beachcroft has enhanced its breach response services with the launch of a secure, virtual crisis room that enables businesses to communicate and share information confidentially in the aftermath of a cyber attack or data breach.
Developed in partnership with British technology firm Pushfor, the DACB Situation Room combines secure instant messaging and document sharing within a confidential environment.
“Following a cyber incident, businesses often face the challenge of relying on the very systems that have been compromised or disrupted to co-ordinate and communicate their response,” said Hans Allnutt, partner and head of Cyber & Data Risk at DAC Beachcroft.
“Using this innovative content-sharing platform, we can overcome this challenge by creating a highly secure, virtual crisis room for a client’s incident team that sits outside its compromised infrastructure.”
No information is actually sent as part of the new service, which instead projects onto a recipient’s device, removing the risk of further data leakage, and protecting against screenshots and downloads.
The DACB Situation Room can also be used in other time-critical situations, the firm added, such as in dawn raids, where a secure communications environment is necessary for the client to be protected by confidentiality.
“Having responded to hundreds of cyber incidents and data breaches, we’ve seen the challenges that our clients must overcome to prevent a crisis from becoming a disaster,” Allnutt continued.
“We know that a successful response hinges on effective internal communications and information sharing,” he added. “The DACB Situation Room provides us with a state-of-the-art capability to protect our clients against further risk and reputational damage.”