Data Security Takes A Backseat At Law Firms

By Erin Coe (June 3, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT) -- When Sharon Nelson, president of information technology support provider Sensei Enterprises Inc., meets with law firms for the first time to review their safeguards against a data breach, she often finds an environment with more security holes than security walls.

"Law firms want faster machines and upgraded software, but security tends to hobble painfully far behind. There's a sense that until a breach happens to you, it can't happen here," she said.

Holding gold mines of confidential client information, law firms are becoming popular targets for cyber attacks, yet many firms continue to scrimp on devoting resources toward stepping up their...

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