A Soft Target For Hacks, Law Firms Must Step Up Data Security

By Melissa Maleske (September 23, 2015, 10:09 PM EDT) -- As holders of some of the most sensitive data in the world, law firms are a natural target of cyberattacks, but client perception is that most firms continue to shrug off the risk. Here, Law360 gets the scoop from the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, a law firm chief security officer and an outside security expert and investigator on where firms are falling short and how they can improve.

According to a recent ABA survey, nearly half of law firms have no response plan in place to deal with a data breach, and their most common security tools...

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