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Should You Add An Attorney to Your Network Security Team?

Anne Bisagno

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With more and more sensitive data stored electronically and the legal and regulatory risks of exposure rising by the day, it's become clear that cybersecurity isn't just an IT issue any more. In fact, one security expert recently advised companies to involve their lawyers in their data security programs well before a breach happens.  

 

The entire article is well worth reading, but in a nutshell, it recommends that companies get their legal and security experts working together before an incident to make sure the company's security program is "reasonable." By doing that, they're reducing the odds that a court will find after an incident that the company didn't do enough to protect sensitive data.

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