New research conducted by Legal Week has found that almost 50% of general counsel have seen their roles expanded to incorporate cybersecurity considerations.

The report, produced in association with Kroll, surveyed 138 GCs, legal directors and c-suite executives around the world to gauge their views on how corporates are responding to the rising threat of cyber-attacks – an issue that is becoming ever more prevalent in the wake of high-profile incidents such as the DLA Piper, Yahoo and Equifax hacks.

In the series of videos below, Legal Week writer and consultant Dominic Carman talks to Kroll global cybersecurity practice leader Jason Smolanoff and EMEA cyber practice head Andrew Beckett about the findings of the survey and the key issues for GCs to consider.

  • 1. Advice to GCs for creating an effective information security strategy - plan your narrative to an incident in advance
  • 2. Implementing a robust, defensible information security framework that is based on detection and response
  • 3. What should general counsel be doing to ensure that their cyber incident response plan covers all bases?
  • 4. General counsel don’t need to be IT experts – they play a critical role in managing an effective cyber incident response plan
  • 5. Mitigating reputational risk after a data breach; planning your disclosure to external stakeholders to minimise damage to your brand and share price
  • 6. The role of insurance in managing cyber risk – ensuring you have an appropriate policy that covers the relevant risks to your business