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POTPOURRI 27 WWW.ILTANET.ORG | ILTA WHITE PAPER Risky Business: Life in Legal Risky Business: Life in Legal Legal IT professionals have plenty to worry about from a risk perspective, with threats coming from every direction. Cybersecurity and hacking cases have recently wrought destruction and scandal –– from the Panama Papers to the hacking of Democratic National Convention communications. Though cybersecurity disasters grab most of the headlines, law firm CIOs must guard against many risks, both internal and external, to protect the business and their clients. American LegalNet conducted its ILTACON 2016 Risk Management Survey to benchmark the risks that worried ILTA members most and how prepared their law firms were to mitigate them. Following up on last year's inaugural survey, this year we wanted to capture a snapshot of how law firms perceive and tackle risks threatening their organizations. Who Took the Survey? 2016 survey respondents represented firms of all sizes. 18.33% of responders were from firms with over 500 aorneys, 45% from firms with 101-500 aorneys and 36.67% from firms with 100 or fewer aorneys. Compared with 2015, the 2016 results showed an uptick in responses from CIOs and compliance personnel and a slight decrease in responses from partners, executive directors and general counsel. Respondents to the 2016 survey were predominantly legal IT, including CIOs, CTOs and IT staff. Here is the full job title breakout: by Erez Bustan of American LegalNet, Inc. Results from American LegalNet's ILTACON 2016 Risk Management Survey

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