An extract from an article by Victoria Hudgins as published in Legaltech© News
E-Discovery Companies Lean on CISO Roles for Service Expansion, Growth
Chief information security officers are becoming the norm in e-discovery companies as they grow their client base and venture into compliance and data breach prevention services.
Computer forensics and e-discovery services provider HaystackID also recently added a CISO to its ranks when it promoted former president of forensics John Wilson to the newly created position.
“The role is pretty much like most locations in making sure you have the security programs and audits in place,” Wilson said. “The workflows and processes that protect the business as well as being able to provide that guidance to our clients is probably the other key factor.”
To be sure, assisting clients through compliance and data breach discussions has become an emerging service for e-discovery companies, and one that CISOs can help promote.
“You need to have that direct connection to the C-suite,” Wilson said. “Being able to have that direct connection for taking on threat responses, getting that budgeting to address those new vulnerabilities is very critical.”