Extract from Rachel Teisch’s article “The Lawyer’s Growing Role in Cybersecurity”
Managing sensitive legal information has always been complex. Today, it’s more complicated than ever with the rise in cybersecurity threats, volume of information and new and emerging data sources. In response, the legal department’s influence on information security decisions has increased in the past three years, and it comes none too soon: more than 90% of legal operations professionals cite security as a major concern, up substantially from just three years ago.
This concern is grounded in reality: a recent study found that hackers attack computers with internet access every 39 seconds.