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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation, in collaboration with Ernst & Young, LLP, is pleased to present the 2022 State of Cybersecurity Report, An In-house Perspective. In its fourth edition, this report sheds light on the growing influence that legal departments are having on organization-wide cybersecurity and risk reduction strategies. 

The results reveal that the legal department plays an increasingly important role in cybersecurity strategy and that the chief legal officer (CLO) is often front and center. One out of five companies now have a dedicated cybersecurity lawyer, and respondents report growing cross-functional collaboration among legal, IT, security, and other business units to anticipate and effectively respond to cybersecurity threats.

The data included in this report represents 265 organizations across 17 industries and 24 countries, providing a comprehensive understanding of how legal departments of different sizes engage in cybersecurity matters.