Cyberattack preparedness, coupled with a well-developed and tested Security Incident Response Plan (SIRP), is essential for minimizing the legal, operational and reputational risk arising from cyber threats. Engagement with outside counsel who know the legal and regulatory landscape and the key areas of potential liability exposure is a critical part of any company’s cybersecurity strategy. The breadth of our skills and the extent of our experience has earned the confidence of our clients to call on us both before and during a cyberattack. In 2017, Skadden was named among the top firms for cybersecurity and data privacy issues in "BTI Law Firms Best at Cybersecurity: Corporate Counsel Rank the Law Firms Leading the Charge on Change."