- The current process of accelerated digital transformation poses decisive technological challenges. At the same time, new cybersecurity regulations are being approved at the European and national levels that impose regulatory compliance obligations.
- In response to these new business needs, legal and technological solutions must be part of a new hybrid approach that together help to achieve technological and legal security.
- A new way of conceiving cybersecurity compliance is proposed that allows to identify legal and operational risks and to protect the company in a comprehensive way in this area.
Valencia, September 28, 2020.-The Valencian company S2 Grupo, specialized in cybersecurity and critical systems management, and Andersen, an international law firm with a presence in more than 100 countries, have sealed a strategic alliance to bring companies a real solution that allows them to comply with all legislation that has a strong technological component in cybersecurity.
In this way, this decisive area of responsibility of companies is avoided in an uncoordinated manner. This new approach makes it possible to offer comprehensive and coherent solutions that protect the company in the digital environment and to ensure adequate regulatory compliance that protects the company from all kinds of legal liabilities.
This alliance between the two entities gives shape to a concept, the “Cybersecurity Smart Compliance” which, in short, is a way of addressing legal-technological problems in a coordinated and complete manner, allowing companies to face their legal challenges in this area, taking into account both the legal and technological dimensions of the two leading companies in their field.
The term “compliance” encompasses all the procedures and good practices that companies put in place to identify the possible legal and operational risks they face and to protect the company at all levels of criminal, administrative or civil liability. In this sense, the combination of the most advanced technological solutions with the most rigorous legal expertise results in an intelligent way of approaching regulatory compliance in an area that is already experiencing a strong increase in the level of regulation as a result of the priorities set by the European Union on digitalization.
In relation to this matter, the Organic Law 5/2010 of the Penal Code Reform established the criminal liability of legal persons in Spain.
“All of this has been complicated by the irruption of legislation with an enormous technological base. For this reason, this alliance is of great importance, since it will allow our clients to apply and combine the great experience and know-how of S2 Grupo in the field of technological auditing and that of Andersen in the legal aspect”, declared José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
“Compliance until now has been a great handicap for companies because it cannot give an adequate response only from the legal field and requires going hand in hand with the technical dimension. That is why, through this union we will offer a complete legal-technological solution that will allow us to meet the requirements in a global way”, emphasized Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
“In recent years the consolidation of a new compliance focused on the cybersecurity regulatory framework has been taking place. It is a variable that companies, and especially boards of directors, must bear in mind regarding regulatory compliance in accordance with what is established at European and national level. A policy in this regard should be part of the priorities of any company at this time of accelerated digital transformation”, said Benjamin Prieto, Partner of Andersen.
“Cybersecurity must become a priority in this new digital context, as governments and international organizations are pointing out: achieving an adequate level of cybersecurity is an unavoidable obligation within the framework of the new regulation. It should be understood as an opportunity to reduce the impact, the legal responsibilities of cyber incidents and associated costs, such as the reputational one. Ultimately, it must become a competitive advantage”, stressed Vicente Moret, Of Counsel to Andersen and Lawyer to the Spanish Parliament.