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Over a third of corporate counsels hit by data breaches: Survey

Posted On: Dec. 18, 2015 12:00 AM CST

A survey of in-house lawyers by the Association of Corporate Counsel has revealed that over a third of Australia's corporate counsels have suffered a data breach recently, reported

Internal attacks and employee error were the most frequent reasons for breaches, while larger companies were the main targets, said the survey. Only 25% of Australian organizations have cyber security insurance, the survey revealed. Lawyers expect cyber risks to increase in 2016, said Tanya Khan, managing director of ACC in Australia.

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