For years, I have recommended MBA-level fluency with financial reports as part of building your current or potential C-suite value. But the most important element of any general counsel’s job description remains as simple as this: Protect The Company.  

Accordingly, cybersecurity literacy has risen to the top of any continuing education must have for law department leaders. And at large law departments within big banks, major retailers, airlines and, well, just about any industry, staff level positions with titles such as data security counsel are now commonplace.