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Do you need a cybersecurity attorney on retainer?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 4, 2015.

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    Developing plans to protect your digital information and network while complying with state and federal regulations can be a legal challenge for any corporation. Is relying on in-house counsel enough, or should companies have a cybersecurity attorney on retainer?

    In-house counsel remains imperative for corporations, particularly for financial institutions, banks, and the healthcare industry. Corporate attorneys are learning more about the cyber security laws, but the number of industries who need cybersecurity attorneys has increased in the last five to 10 years.

    Cybersecurity law firms provide services from data breach to cybercrime, compliance with local privacy laws, security policies, record management, digital media privacy, litigation and more. While internal counsel remains an integral part of corporate wellness, partnering with external counsel with security expertise could help to minimize damage.

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