Cyber security

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Market-leading advice for new and existing businesses on all aspects of cyber security, including cyber preparedness and data breach incident response

Cyber security is a rising threat in Australia and internationally for business. HopgoodGanim’s experienced team bring the expertise and acumen to support in taking a proactive approach to managing cyber risk. We can educate and train your team before a cyber incident occurs so that you are prepared and ready to handle any breaches. We can also help you and your team to respond effectively and appropriately if a data breach incident has occurred.

Our team handles cyber, privacy and data protection claims, including supporting with complex incidents. We advise proactively on technology liability and privacy risks.


  • Cyber security preparedness and data breach response
  • Cyber security assessment
  • Cyber resilience
  • Penetration testing
  • Data breach preparedness
  • Data breach response framework
  • Incident management plan
  • Preparing a data breach statement
  • Notice to and liaising with the Australian Information Commissioner
  • Communications with stakeholders and affected individuals.

Cyber incident response

Cyber breaches can be costly to your business. When a cyber breach occurs, it is essential a prompt and strategic response is initiated. At HopgoodGanim, we can help you and your team get back to full operational capacity fast. We provide seamless support, working alongside your insurers, accountants and internal IT team. We immediately protect sensitive communications, as well as vital reports under legal professional privilege and this can reduce exposure if action is taken in future.  For an immediate response to a cyber incident, reach out to Steven Hunwicks on phone +61 419 857 751 or Hayden Delaney on +61 402 186 508 in our Intellectual Property. Technology and Cyber Security team


HopgoodGanim was proudly ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in Queensland, 2018-2023 and as a Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2023. The firm was also ranked as a top IP Prosecution and Strategy firm by World Trademark Review 2018-2023. 

The head of our Intellectual Property, Technology and Cyber Security practice, Hayden Delaney, is named in The Best LawyersTM in Australian 2021-2023 for Intellectual Property Law. From the World Trademark Review, he holds a Silver rank in the Prosecution and strategy category and is recommended in the Transactions category. 

Exceptional outcomes

National retailer / Provided incident response and crisis management in response to an email phishing campaign involving unauthorised access to cloud-based email accounts. Managed notifications to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and other government agencies, and to the affected team members, job applicants and business suppliers.   
Australian professional services provider / Assisted to investigate and respond to a data breach incident arising from the physical theft of portable storage devices, which affected organisational clients in both the private sector and state government agencies.  This was a complex investigation involving high reputation risk and higher sensitivity of personal information. We worked with our client to identify and assess the affected types of personal information and risks of serious harm to client organisations and individuals, in order to minimise the number of notices given by our client to individuals and business partners.   
Aged care service provider / Assessed and responded to a business email compromise and data breach that affected staff and aged care residents. This included assessing the affected types of personal information and corresponding risks of serious harm; and preparing a template notice to individuals with personalisation to reflect the particular steps each individual could take to protect themselves from risk of harm.
Legal technology service provider / Carried out an audit for the types of personal information collected, used or disclosed by our client; assessed and classified the risk and sensitivity of these personal information categories; and prepared a data breach response flowchart, key contacts list and model data breach statement to use in event of a data breach.  

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