Cybersecurity is at a crossroad. No longer resigned to the confines of server rooms overseen by information technology, decisions regarding the protection of data have been forced into the boardroom by events that include breaches at main street businesses and revelations of clandestine government hacking activities.

In an interview with Legaltech News, Google Inc. General Counsel Kent Walker explains: “You only need to read the news—from credit card theft to photo hacks to widespread email breaches—to see the increase in cybercrimes by vandals, criminal hackers and even state-sponsored entities. And those attacks are becoming more sophisticated, even as people grow more wary. Our growing use of multiple connected devices improves productivity, but also expands the attack surface.”

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