Brenda Sharton, co-chair of Dechert’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice. Photo courtesy
Talk to Undo society of litigated Brenda Sharton, co-chair of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice, long enough and things will be bound to be exponential. She and her team used to work on two or three data breaches a week before having nine on the table from one Thursday to the next Tuesday during the onset of the pandemic in Europe.
“When I shook my head on Tuesday, I said, ‘My God, it’s COVID,'” Sharton said when we spoke on the phone yesterday. “I thought that was what was happening. Hackers love a good crisis and likes to take advantage of any interruptions “.