Cybersecurity remains top of mind within the business world and specifically in the legal field. Keeping data and web-based records secure and confidential is critical to success. Every legal leader needs to be aware of best practices when it comes to prevention and response.
In the case of cyber threats, your organization’s reputation, client confidence level, and your bottom line are all at stake.
According to a study from the Ponemon Institute, cyber crimes cost an organization, on average, $15 million annually.
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According to Thomas Chow, general counsel at Exponential Interactive, “A company’s employees and contractors are its greatest cybersecurity risks.”
However, he says many of these human errors are preventable within a leadership philosophy that is hands-on. This means knowing who has access, what data and information is being stored, and any risks areas that hackers could target.
Crista Harwood, senior vice president, general counsel, and chief administrative officer at Passport Health Communications, advises legal professionals to take an active approach to gaining a higher level of technical insight.
“I would love to see more attorneys with technical backgrounds,” she says. “It truly is a great combination.”
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