Big Law Firms Are Most Vulnerable To Hackers: ABA Panel

Law360, San Francisco (August 9, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT) -- The biggest law firms are the most vulnerable to hacking and data breaches, despite having the money for defensive resources and employee training, Dickinson Wright PLLC attorney Vincent Polley said Friday during a panel on law firm cyber-security at the American Bar Association Expo in San Francisco.

That's because big firms are "the biggest target for the bad guys," who are looking for large amounts of high-value information and ways to connect electronically with law firms' clients. Today, data vulnerabilities don't come from accidents or malicious kids, but from more sophisticated invaders, such as foreign governments, Polley said.

"There are two...

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