Thank you for attending the Small Business Forum at the 2016 Cyber Security Summit.

Click here  to access the presentation materials from “Reasons Businesses Call a Cyber Lawyer.” 

Many speakers had the same basic message: Cyber security is a critical issue for small and mid-size businesses, and there are basic steps you can follow to help protect your company’s value.  They include: 


    • Ensure that your contracts contain the right promises regarding data security
    • Align your internal and external policies with your business practices and applicable law
    • Make an informed decision regarding cyber insurance
    • Plan for an incident – know the team you will use if there is an incident


    • When there is an incident, get legal counsel on board right away
    • Implement a technical fix to the problem
    • Evaluate insurance coverage and contract issues


    • Work with legal counsel to identify notification and disclosure obligations
    • Work with legal counsel to identify regulatory issues arising out of the breach
    • Identify lessons learned and incorporate into future incident response plans


    • If you need to start or defend a lawsuit, consult with counsel experienced in both privacy law and cyber security

If you would like to discuss any of these issues further, or review your company’s data security or a data security plan, please contact Phil Schenkenberg at 612.977.8246 or  You may connect with Phil on LinkedIn at

Phil leads the Privacy, Data Security and Cybersecurity practice group at Briggs and Morgan, P.A., and advises on legal compliance, negotiates contracts and helps clients prevent, prepare for, and minimize the impacts of security breaches and cyber-attacks. Phil is active on cybersecurity issues locally, including through his membership in InfraGard (Minnesota chapter). Phil also co-chairs Briggs’ Business Litigation section and practices in the areas of telecommunications and financial services litigation. He has tried complex cases before courts and administrative agencies in more than ten states.

Cyber Security Summit 2016
October 11-12, 2016
JW Marriott Minneapolis
Mall of America


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