Extract from Victoria Blake's article "In-House Legal Security: Understanding the Threat Landscape"
In-House Legal Joins the Security Frontlines Many security-themed ediscovery blogs start out with a statement like, “Security has never been more important to the legal office.” While that’s true, it is both obvious and an understatement of what is really going on at the intersection of corporate data, cloud-based vendors, and legal operations.
The macro trends legal teams are experiencing touch every part of the legal job description. Senior legal executives are becoming part of the enterprise’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) function, paralegals must navigate data asset managers and data maps, and the purchasing process for legal software now includes IT signoff and, frequently, security audits. Add on top of that the explosion of electronically stored information (ESI), the liability organizations hold to protect consumer data, the changing privacy regulations, and the increased sophistication of attacks, and there’s a storm brewing over every legal department in the country.
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