No matter whether firms keep data in-house or work with third parties, certain cybersecurity controls should be in place.
Data breaches have ethical implications as well as the risk of loss to the client and damage to the firm’s reputation.
Lawyers are not immune, and law firms are increasingly being targeted.
A law firm must understand its own internal data and its clients. Cybersecurity controls demand that a firm knows the type of data it collects and where that data resides.
Lawyers have an ethical obligation to keep client data confidential. Ramping up cybersecurity and then keeping it up to date needs to be a priority for firms. In fact, effective cybersecurity should be viewed as a key differentiator in the marketplace.
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