Explaining Privacy and Cybersecurity to a Corporate Board (Above The Law)


Cybersecurity is — and should be — a major concern for lawyers. Earlier this year, for example, we learned about Russian hackers targeting top Biglaw firms.

But cybersecurity isn’t just an issue for attorneys in law firms. It also presents challenges for in-house lawyers, who often find themselves on the front lines of response when the companies they represent get hacked, exposing the private, confidential information of thousands or even millions of customers. Some say that if you work for a big enough company, it’s not a matter of if you’ll be hacked, but when.

Given the importance of cybersecurity for corporate America, boards of directors need to focus on this issue.