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.