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Survey: 41 percent of lawyers to boost cybersecurity budgets

October 19, 2017

Four in 10 lawyers plan to boost spending on cybersecurity next year, with average budget increases of 13 percent, according to a study released Thursday by a national legal consulting and staffing firm.

Robert Half Legal said its survey was based on 200 telephone interviews with lawyers, law firms and companies around the U.S. Among the findings:

• 35 percent said their budget for cybersecurity-related tools and services will increase in the next year;
• 6 percent said budgets will increase significantly;
• 44 percent said budgets would stay the same;
• Only 1 percent said spending would decrease.

Remaining respondents said they didn’t know or declined to answer.

Robert Half is conducting a free webinar on the survey at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. To view the webinar, register here.

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