We’re delighted to welcome Nelsons Solicitors as the latest Community Ambassador at the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre.
Nelsons is a leading law firm with offices in Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham, providing support and advice to businesses and individuals with their legal and investment needs.
The firm are experts in the field of data protection, advising a variety of organisations including public bodies, charities, and the private sector. As well as dealing with all aspects associated with data breaches and Subject Access Requests (SAR/DSAR), Nelsons also advise on UK GDPR compliance.
The team at Nelsons supports organisations in ensuring that they are fully legally compliant in respect of UK GDPR and can provide training on the effect of UK GDPR to management and employees of clients. The firm also advises and provides support to organisations in the aftermath of a cyber security incident in terms of reducing the impact. This includes:
Advising the organisation about their legal obligations to help protect their reputation and limit the risk of any sanctions
Being proactive in tackling the breach
Defending proceedings against alleged breaches.
Partner & Solicitor Kevin Modiri said:
“Cyber attacks continue to be a huge threat to businesses, as client and staff information are valuable assets to cybercriminals. The scale of these incidents is at an all-time high with organisations of all sizes falling victim to such attacks.
“The financial and reputational damage caused by a data breach can have devastating consequences, so it is important to act quickly.
“At Nelsons, we have seen a significant rise in the number of organisations suffering cyber security breaches in recent years, whether it was accidental or because of a targeted attack, and have assisted them in dealing with the aftermath in terms of reducing the impact of the breach.
“We’re proud to become a Community Ambassador of the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) which plays a vital role in supporting organisations develop cybersecurity resilience and compliance.”
Colin Ellis, Managing Director and Police Lead at the EMCRC added:
“Nelsons joining us as one of our Community Ambassadors is really pleasing. They are an extremely successful law firm, yet they are firmly invested in the East Midlands and the interests of their local clients.
By joining us they will help raise awareness of the CRC network and the threat posed by online crime, not only amongst the legal sector, but also to Nelsons' wider client base of East Midlands businesses and charities.
Improving the cyber resilience of businesses is not just about cyber security, it’s also about businesses being prepared to deal with a cyber attack when it happens, so they can quickly get back to business as usual, limiting the damage done.
I'm pleased therefore that our community members can now, by our association, be signposted to the range of legal expertise that Nelsons can offer, particularly in the crucial areas of data protection and data breaches. These services are critical to an organisation's cyber resilience.
Community Ambassadors are local companies who understand the importance of cyber resilience and who want to spread that message as wide as they can.
They do vital work, supporting the EMCRC’s message through raising awareness of our aims and objectives and directing their customers, business communities and supply chains to take advantage to the EMCRC's free offerings and affordable services.
Nelsons are another great addition to the EMCRC's Community Ambassador group, and it shows our ambition as a Centre that we wish to partner with outstanding businesses and organisations.
But our ambition doesn’t end there. We’re seeking the support of other distinguished businesses and motivational business leaders by joining us, not just as Community Ambassadors, but as Community Members, Friends of the Centre or Board members. We now have the scope for businesses to join us on various levels of affiliation.
If you would like to support our work and join our community, or feel you can bring equal skill, vision and ingenuity to the Centre in other areas, then please contact us via our website or contact Colin Ellis via his LinkedIn account.
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