Cyber security is the protection of computer systems from unauthorised access or being rendered inaccessible. In a modern society, networks of computers are essential in providing a variety of services which are necessary for our everyday lives. The reliance we place on these systems results in severe disruption when things go wrong.
Cyber crime is any kind of criminal activity that is committed with the use of a computer, making it, and cyber security, a potentially vast area of law, with greatly varying offences including hacking, fraud, harassment and espionage.
The law concerning the use of technology to conduct criminal activity has developed greatly in recent years, in part in response to the volume and sophistication of crimes involving technology. The law concerning cyber security is evolving into a very sophisticated framework of rules and regulations, which can be difficult to navigate.
MacRoberts advises on compliance with the requirements to ensure your business is not at risk, including cyber risk assessments and due diligence processes, incident response, contractual undertaking and transaction/project work.