What keeps corporate counsel up at night? Cybersecurity and crisis management, judging by the intense focus on both topics at the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Boston last week.

In-house lawyers at companies large and small, U.S.-based and around the world, found they share increasing alarm about potential cybersecurity threats as criminal hackers rack up data breaches of one high-profile corporation after another. They’re also concerned about handling a crisis at their companies — especially when internal investigators enter the picture. The other takeaway from the gathering of more than 3,700 lawyers from 43 countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Germany? Think globally.

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