Martin Tully talks with Authority Magazine about common mistakes companies make regarding data privacy and cybersecurity and recommends five steps business leaders can take to mitigate their organizations’ cybersecurity risks.

"Avoid the common data security and cybersecurity mistakes listed above. Shockingly, I have encountered mature and otherwise successful organizations that failed to implement any of the basic measures that can be employed to minimize and mitigate cybersecurity risks, for which they, unfortunately, paid dearly once they were breached. Although it may be yet another cliché, an ounce of prevention here truly is worth a pound of cure."

In our uncertain and turbulent world, cyberattacks on private businesses are sadly a common tactic of hostile foreign regimes as well as criminal gangs. Cyberattacks and ransomware have crippled large multinational organizations and even governments. What does every company need to do to protect itself from a cyberattack?

In this series called “5 Things Every American Business Leader Should Do To Shield Themselves From A Cyberattack” we are talking to cybersecurity experts and chief information security officers who can share insights from their experience, with all of us.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Martin Tully.

Martin Tully is a Partner at Redgrave LLP in Chicago, Illinois who is a nationally recognized litigator with over three decades of experience representing companies and individuals in complex and high-stakes commercial litigation. Martin’s extensive knowledge and skill concerning eDiscovery, information governance, and data privacy and cybersecurity have established him as a force in the information law space. His work focuses on advising clients regarding the applicability of, compliance with, and best practices regarding data privacy and security laws requirements and representing clients in investigating, responding to, and remediating various data breach and data security incidents, as well as related litigation. Outside of his legal profession, Martin is actively committed to community involvement and public service and served as the Mayor of his hometown, Downers Grove, Illinois, from 2011 to 2019.

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