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GCs take expanded cybersecurity brief as companies put onus on legal heads to tackle tech threat


Nearly 50% of general counsel say their role has expanded to incorporate planning for cybersecurity incidents and responding to such attacks, according to a new Legal Week Intelligence report.

The report, produced in association with Kroll, surveyed 138 general counsel, legal directors and C-suite executives around the world to gauge their views on how corporates are responding to the rising threat presented by cybersecurity challenges.

The responses to the survey show that in many cases, the role of GCs has grown in relation to cyber risk. Forty-five percent of respondents said their role had expanded in the area of planning for a cyber incident, with 43% saying that their responsibilities had grown with regards to responding to such an event.

Click 'View Briefing' to download the full report.

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