Christy S. Hawkins

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Christy Hawkins (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, PLS) focuses her practice on privacy, cybersecurity, and incident response. She advises clients on state, federal, and international data security and privacy issues, including compliance and risk management. She supports organizations of all sizes and in various market sectors, including financial institutions, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, e-commerce, insurance, pharmaceutical, software/SaaS, and security. Christy conducts risk assessments and prepares key documentation, such as incident response plans, privacy policies and notices, and contracts addressing privacy and cybersecurity and beyond. As a first responder to potential data breaches and privacy incidents, Christy helps companies investigate, evaluate, respond, and recover. Her work includes completing investigations; identifying and coordinating with vendors to provide forensics, identity monitoring and restoration, and call centering services; evaluating legal and regulatory obligations; preparing notification communications; and engaging in reviews for lessons learned following incidents.

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BOLO: Cyber Attacks Against Retirement Plan Accounts

Employer-sponsored retirement plans have long been targets for cybercriminals. Employers should be on the lookout as the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded the types and likelihood of potential cyber attacks against retirement plan accounts. After all, with many more Americans working remotely, interfacing with the secure plan recordkeeping sites is occurring around the clock from a … Continue Reading