Hackers are more sophisticated than ever. It is often not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a data breach will occur. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and with new threats frequently reported in the media, businesses and individuals need to do their due diligence in preparing for the inevitable.

An unprepared business's data is always at risk of outside attacks. Incidents and breaches frequently cause significant expense and reputational harm to organizations, involve important legal obligations, and can result in costly lawsuits and regulatory investigations

To assist businesses and other entities with the ever-growing threat, Foster Swift Collins & Smith has launched a Legal Cybersecurity Hotline. This Hotline will serve as a resource to both existing clients and other businesses that may be experiencing an in-progress breach or discovered a cyber incident. Foster Swift attorneys can quickly respond to inquiries regarding data breach concerns, work with the business's technology team to help mitigate risk, collaborate with the business's communications team to minimize negative public relations, and control breach-related costs.

Recently Foster Swift cybersecurity attorney Taylor Gast sat down on the Michigan Business Network's Michigan Business Beat to discuss the very real threat of data breaches and how the Hotline can be used as a valuable tool. Click here to listen to the full interview.