Escalating cyberthreats and the ever-expanding global landscape of privacy regulations have allotted general counsel a larger—and oftentimes prominent—role in their organization’s cybersecurity efforts. But in a space that up until recently has been almost exclusively considered the domain of the information technology department, how are modern cybersecurity and risk mitigation tools stacking up to GCs’ expectations?

Veronica Pastor, deputy general counsel with the Association of Corporate Counsel, believes that vendors are increasingly offering solutions that respond to the needs of in-house counsel. “[Solutions] are improving in lockstep with demand, particularly demand from law departments,” she said in an email.