Wotton + Kearney’s cyber solution combines incident response with privacy and legal advice and pre-breach services. Our offering is set up to give clients the choice in relation to how they engage with our team based on the size, scope and nature of the incident and claim. 

We have the right mix of support with the right technical and industry specific expertise to manage your claims efficiently. Our service model allows us to provide outstanding service at an economical rate across the complete spectrum of cyber needs following a cyber incident.

We also offer a unique data review service (we have partnered with Canopy for AI-backed PII reviews) and advise on proactively managing privacy and technology liability risks. If a technology liability claim is made, we provide our insured clients with a smooth pathway through the litigation process.​​

Services we offer:

  • Privacy and data protection
  • Technology liability
  • Vendor risk mitigation
  • IT risk and supplier management
  • Tailored broker support
  • Cyber claims management
  • Cyber forensic services
  • Cyber incident response
  • Cyber risk management

Recent work

W+K acted for a public-facing government agency regarding a cyber incident, following our initial work in providing the incident response. This was a highly confidential matter that involved investigating the cause and scope of the incident, engaging an IT forensic company and advising the agency of its legal obligations under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) and Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including assisting with any notification obligations.

W+K were engaged to provide legal advice relating to a business email compromise at a leading Australian hospital. A comprehensive review was undertaken (following the findings of a forensic investigation) which identified sensitive personal information regarding several clinical trials which our client was involved with. We are assisting our client with preparing notifications to the OAIC and impacted patients and in dealing with the government agency responsible for managing the clinical trials in relation to the incident, who commenced their own investigation. The incident was a notifiable data breach under the Australian Privacy Act.

W+K act as incident response managers for an international clinical trial and medical consultancy company providing guidance and assistance in response to cyber and privacy incidents. We also provide cyber readiness training, planning and other mitigation services to the insured client to assist with preparation for response to future potential incidents.