Why cybercrime matters to General Counsel

February 2011
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Why cybercrime matters to General Counsel

At a glance

General counsel involvement in cybercrime is increasingly critical to protecting the organization and its intellectual property from the significant (and successful) nature of the cyber threat.

General counsel involvement in cybercrime is increasingly critical to protecting the organization and its intellectual property from the significant (and successful) nature of the cyber threat. By virtue of their pivotal role within the company, general counsel need to arrive at the scene of the crime early, remain involved continuously, and be prepared to act quickly in the event the company comes under one such silent, yet potentially catastrophic, attack.
  • Why should general counsel care about cybercrime?
  • Why are they often the last in line to hear about these issues in their company?
  • How does the delay in the general counsel’s involvement open companies up to further litigation risk and financial exposure?
This article answers these questions and concludes with practical tips for general counsel.