When it comes to handling cybersecurity issues, in-house counsel can help minimize the company’s legal risks – but they cannot do it alone. By partnering with an outside firm, in-house counsel can boast security expertise and navigate through unfamiliar territory such as compliance with local, state and national privacy and security requirements, data breach litigation and corporate governance. The Cybersecurity Law Report spoke to a number of in-house counsel who advise on cybersecurity issues at major companies such as ExxonMobil and IBM. They discussed eight attributes they look for in outside cybersecurity counsel, when they find outside counsel most valuable and the importance of vetting the firm’s own cybersecurity practices. See also “The Multifaceted Role of In-House Counsel in Cybersecurity” (Dec. 9, 2015).