Legal Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity
PwC's Global State of Information Security Survey for 2016 showed data breaches against retail and consumer products companies up 154% in 2015 compared to 2014. Companies are responding aggressively to beef up their cybersecurity, including investing 67% more in information security spending, because there's a lot of money at stake.
Why is this good news for lawyers? It means opportunities for legal careers in data security, data protection, user privacy, and other security-related areas will also continue to grow. Both in-house counsel and law firm attorneys are heavily involved in developing best practices, internal corporate policies, and risk assessments. Lawyers are also ensure corporate compliance with federal laws, as well as data and information governance laws in other jurisdictions like the E.U.
If you like data and are looking for a growing practice area, this is it! Build your skill set so that you can turn your legal resume -- or e-discovery resume -- into a data protection resume.