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The future of cyber-security. Threats and opportunities — what in-house counsel need to know

The ascent of the internet and computing has fuelled the importance of cyber-security, such that cyber-security has taken on a core strategic importance to business. Cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency, sophistication and impact, thereby making all organisations vulnerable and no security system is infallible. Some believe current innovation is due to a war-like environment in the cyber-realm.

Ken Olisa, chairman of Restoration Partners, said: ‘In peacetime, innovation in the defence sector works at a snail’s pace and is characterised by inefficiency and overspending. But necessity is the mother of invention, and in a war, solutions to threats are developed at breakneck speed.’ This report by Alex Mason looks in depth at the threats that in-house counsel need to be aware of…

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