Technology: GCs must strengthen their relationships with chief information security officers

Learn what the CISO may not be getting from the legal department

Anxiety among corporate legal teams about data security is at an all-time high. As shown by an August 2012 survey by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting, more than half of general counsel (55 percent) rate data security as a major concern, as do 48 percent of directors. This growing concern feeds upon an ever-rising tide of publicized data breaches, government sanctions against offending organizations, high-profile international policy disputes and myriad regulations. There are also the constant reminders of threats to intellectual property, high-tech financial crimes and thefts of private customer data. Yet, while working with your chief information security officer (CISO), there is much you can do much to mitigate concerns.

What CISOs Don’t Need

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Matt Sorensen

Matt Sorensen CISSP, CIPP, CEDS is an attorney advising clients on security and privacy compliance, information governance, e-discovery and forensic investigations. He can be reached...

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Matthew Richards

Matthew K. Richards provides general counsel services to clients, advising them on regulatory compliance, electronic discovery and records management, historical preservation and contract management. He...

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