When it comes to cybersecurity, attorneys from solo shops to BigLaw are grappling with tough issues.
Facing litigation after a phishing attack, attorneys contemplate the imperative to encrypt attorney-client communications. When a government agency is breached, firms look to ameliorate the damage to their clients. After every large public data breach, policymakers weigh whether organizations should have to disclose future incidents.
As these important issues are digested and debated, adversaries are taking advantage of law firm vulnerabilities. The American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report found that 22 percent of respondents experienced a cyberattack or data breach at some point, an increase of 8 percentage points over the previous year. These attacks occur as the legal industry ranks near the top in cybersecurity, according to recent research from cybersecurity ranking company BitSight Technologies.
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