reusch­law White­pa­per: Inci­dent response

The IT secu­ri­ty situa­ti­on in Ger­ma­ny is coming to a head. Com­pa­nies of all sec­tors and sizes are affec­ted: Cyber attacks on the Ger­man eco­no­my cau­se more than 200 bil­li­on euros in dama­ge every year. Ran­som­wa­re and DDoS attacks in par­ti­cu­lar pose exis­ten­ti­al thre­ats to the eco­no­my. But in addi­ti­on to finan­cial dama­ge through data theft, black­mail, indus­tri­al espio­na­ge and ope­ra­tio­nal dis­rup­ti­ons, cyber attacks can also cau­se acci­dents, vio­la­ti­ons of pri­va­cy or image dama­ge. Com­pa­nies that negle­ct cyber secu­ri­ty will the­r­e­fo­re never be able to exploit the full poten­ti­al of digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on and, in the worst case, they will fail with digitalisation.

In this white­pa­per, Ste­fan Hes­sel and Chris­ti­na Kie­fer show, among other things, which imme­dia­te legal mea­su­res must be taken in the event of a cyber attack.

You can down­load the full white­pa­per here.


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