Inside and out: defending against cyber attacks

What the legal department needs to know about information theft vectors

There is no organization in the world impervious to the threat of a cyberattack. In fact, a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International survey found that 91 percent of organizations dealt with an attempted data breach at some point in 2013. In all likelihood, the remaining 9 percent are ignorant of attempted break-ins rather than immune to them. With money, regulatory action and reputation all on the line, cybersecurity is an ongoing issue for companies of all sizes, and the legal department undoubtedly needs to be involved at multiple steps along the way.

But in the new technological environment, no department is an island. The need to be involved early and often with departments like IT, security and compliance is essential to defend against cyberattackers.

From the inside

Undoubtedly, organized criminal units are of the utmost concern to the organizations, but just as troubling are threats facilitated by human error.

Executive Editor

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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