How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats

By K. Stefan Chin and John Sweeney (July 21, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT) -- When it comes to the security of client data, all lawyers and their firms, regardless of size, have the ethical obligation to reasonably protect their clients' information. The protection of client information has become more complicated and critical in today's cyber business environment. Law firms are attractive targets for hackers, because law firms often hold highly sensitive client data including confidential documents, trade secrets, proprietary business information and nonpublic financial information. This kind of data is valuable to hackers, who may attempt to lock or access the data and use ransomware or other schemes to extort sums of money from the breached law firm. Combine this with the prolific use of emails, file sharing and wireless mobile devices, which give hackers potential routes of access, and the risk is clear....

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