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Cybersecurity Steps Every Lawyer Should Consider

Law360, New York (March 31, 2017, 1:59 PM EDT) -- All lawyers face technology threats, ranging from the inconvenient to practice-threatening disasters. From unauthorized access, lawyers risk having confidential information stolen, destroyed or made inaccessible. Hackers might be thrill seekers, criminals seeking to monetize information or denials of access, or state-sponsored attackers seeking intellectual property. Cybersecurity, which includes computer system security, describes the many steps that can be taken to protect computer users, including lawyers, from these threats.

Legal ethics require lawyers to know enough about cybersecurity to protect clients’ confidentiality and to practice law competently. In light of new technology and evolving security concerns, and to guide lawyers regarding the...

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