What In-House Counsel Can Do To Fight Cyberthreats

By Michele Gorman (September 20, 2018, 2:04 PM EDT) -- In-house counsel can play a pivotal role in helping their businesses prepare for possible data breaches, as companies of all sizes across industries seek to maintain security amid unprecedented challenges from cyberattacks.

The general counsel is responsible for ensuring the right legal resources are deployed to address risks, but other members of the legal department must also have a strong grasp in basic privacy and security law. Experts cite the increasingly relevant adage that it's not if but when a company will be the victim of a cyberattack.

"Everyone assumes that this is someone else's job. Well, security is everybody's job,...

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