Mayer Brown announced today that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) for the second consecutive year. As an official Champion, the firm confirms its commitment to cybersecurity and online safety and joins a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online security.

Since 2004, October has been presidentially-designated as NCSAM. A joint effort between government and industry, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. The Champion Program is a vital part of making NCSAM a success each year.

Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice is participating in several client-focused initiatives in conjunction with NCSAM, including conferences, panel discussions and teleconferences focused on cybersecurity issues. The practice is also issuing several thought leadership pieces throughout the month and will be launching a practical regulatory handbook.

Raj De, global leader of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and former General Counsel of the National Security Agency said, “We are proud to once again support the government’s commitment to NCSAM. Now more than ever, businesses must think strategically about the evolving cyber threats they face. The disruption of core assets by a hack or the leak of confidential information can have important real world impact, but there are practical steps that companies can take to address risks.”

Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice is composed of more than 50 lawyers worldwide from disciplines that include litigation, regulatory, corporate, government affairs and global trade, intellectual property, enforcement, employment, insurance and business technology sourcing. Lawyers in the practice work with financial institutions, insurance, health care, technology, retail, manufacturing, and other clients to help them contend with the full range of domestic, international and cross-border data privacy and security obligations, including privacy and data security programs, breach response plans, notification policies, strategies for minimizing adverse consequences that may arise from litigation or governmental actions following a breach incident, privacy regulatory compliance, global data transfers in transactions and management of third parties with access to data.

Read more about Mayer Brown’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice.