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Robert Half Legal recently unveiled the results of a new survey indicating that lawyers are planning to increase cybersecurity spend over the next year, part of an ongoing trend that isn’t expected to abate any time soon.

The survey is compiled from the responses of more than 200 U.S. lawyers working either at law firms with upwards of 20 employees or at legal departments with 1,000-plus employees. Among those surveyed, 76 percent said that their organization would increase spending on cybersecurity-related resources over the next 12 months.

Joel Wuesthoff, managing director of Robert Half Legal Consulting Solutions, attributed at least some of that investment to the publicity received by several high-profile data breaches and privacy intrusions.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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