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25 October 2018

Launching first of its kind legal tech to target data breaches

Today we announce the pilot of exclusive technology developed to help ecommerce clients identify whether their website has been targeted by hackers.

Created by Pervade Software, TW:detect scans client websites for indicators of compromise. Taylor Wessing is the only law firm in the market to have access to this.

The catalyst for developing this new tool was malware campaigns that affected a number of e-commerce websites, aiming to harvest credit and debit card details .

Partner and head of the firm’s cybersecurity team, Paul Glass, said: “The legal risk to data rich businesses which are victims of cyber attacks is significantly greater after GDPR. E-commerce businesses are regular targets for cyber attacks, particularly fast growth companies which may have less mature security capabilities. We have worked with Pervade to develop a tool which works alongside clients' existing information security systems to help those clients quickly identify if their e-commerce platform may have been compromised."

The tool works by scanning client websites for indicators of compromise drawn from a wide range of feeds. The firm will receive an alert with details of the apparent compromise, which is then raised with the client and their security teams.

Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn commented: “We act for some of the leading international data rich businesses, and this tool has been developed to address their needs. This technology provides opportunities to enhance our specialist expertise and contribute meaningful support to the sector, while also collaborating with the next generation of ecommerce businesses to overcome disruption in the market.”

John Davies, Managing Director of Pervade Software, said: "Taylor Wessing has helped us develop our product during this pilot by looking at innovative applications for us and new ways it can help their clients. Their lawyers are widely known for their expertise in technology and in the sector so, for us, it was a no-brainer that they should be the first law firm that we pilot this with."

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