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Cybersecurity touches every aspect of consumer and corporate culture. Preventing, preparing for, and responding to data breaches in real time is a chief concern for individuals, corporate leaders, and government regulators. Download the 2018 ACC Foundation: the State of Cybersecurity Report, underwritten by Ballard Spahr LLP, and learn what more than 600 corporate counsel say about their cybersecurity experiences, role, and practices. The full report includes common preventative tactics, lessons learned from those who have experienced a breach (including how the breach occurred and who was affected), and more.

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Key findings include current cybersecurity practices, prevention, protection, and response from hundreds of companies across 33 countries.

Because today’s general counsel (GC), and chief legal officers (CLOs) are increasingly called on to guide their organizations and aid with thwarting cyberattacks, they play a significant role in implementing best practices and regulations to prevent cybercriminals from acquiring protected information. Knowing common practices, what works, and what your peers are doing is key in benchmarking and planning to protect your company from risk. Straddling business, IT, and legal, today’s corporate legal department is uniquely positioned to engage the multiple stakeholders that a robust data protection regime requires.

Find out:

  • How senior corporate counsel see the role of the law department changing when it comes to cybersecurity
  • How GCs and senior counsel keep abreast of changing regulations in a global business climate
  • The common causes of a data breach
  • Cyberattack insurance coverage and levels of coverage
  • Policy and practices that companies use to prevent or limit cyberattacks, such as employee training, data mapping, table-top exercises, and others
  • The impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on legal departments and companies, including how corporate legal leaders view compliance and volume of change
  • Best practices as shared by those who have experienced a data breach

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