With Email Ban, King & Spalding Misses Bigger Picture

By Allison Grande (April 17, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT) -- In deciding to bar employees from accessing their personal email on work devices, King & Spalding LLP took an extreme step to combat the extreme threat hackers pose to law firms, but experts say it overlooked broader external risks that require additional controls.

The firm's new approach comes as a result of advice from its internal security experts and outside consultants who say continued access to external email systems "creates a significant security risk," according to an internal memo from King & Spalding's Chief Information Officer Gene Viscelli.

To help combat this risk, the firm beginning May 1 will enable software...

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