In the wake of law firm cyberattacks that have impacted the likes of Jones Day, Goodwin Procter and Allens, both firms and their clients may be paying more attention to the types of cybersecurity measures—or professionals—they have in place. But a title like “chief information security officer (CISO)” may not mean as much to corporate legal departments as outside counsel might hope. 

“I’ve not seen a client say, ‘Since you have a CISO, we have fewer questions or relaxed requirements,’” said Jim McKenna, chief information officer at Fenwick & West, via email.