Christopher Ballod Quoted in Legaltech News Article Discussing Lack of Cybersecurity Expertise in the Legal Industry

Philadelphia, Penn. (August 5, 2020) - Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner Christopher Ballod was recently quoted by Legaltech news (part of for an article titled "Good Help Is (Still) Hard to Find in Legal IT and Cybersecurity," which discusses the dearth of IT and cybersecurity expertise in the job market that is specific to the legal industry.

As the article notes, the pool of talent in this sector has always been shallow, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shifts in the industry, technological and otherwise, have made it particularly difficult to find good candidates. Additionally, while cybersecurity professionals in other industries, such as finance or healthcare, need only be familiar with the rules and regulations relevant to their particular businesses, those working in legal IT and cybersecurity need a much more diverse skill set to accommodate the diverse clientele of a big law firm.

"I think it's only gotten harder," Mr. Ballod told Legaltech news, noting that he hasn't encountered many security personnel who specialize in law firms.

Mr. Ballod, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, is a vice chair of Lewis Brisbois’ award-winning Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and a member of its Corporate and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practices. He regularly counsels clients on the prevention of data breach incidents, as well as during the response and notification process after an incident occurs, and is a frequent commentator on the intersection of cybersecurity and the law. He is also a regular contributor to Lewis Brisbois’ Digital Insights blog.

You can read the full article on Legaltech news here (subscription may be required).

Lewis Brisbois is currently hiring nationwide for its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. See the full job posting here.

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