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TOP 10 LAW FIRM CYBER SECURITY THREATS RIGHT NOW

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ADDRESS THESE

Law firms today face more cyber security threats than ever before and the threat landscape is evolving rapidly.  If you don’t understand where you are at risk and what to do about it, it’s nearly impossible to defend your clients’ data and your firm’s reputation.  I want to help you understand where you are at risk right now by sharing my top 10 list of cyber security threats.

As the CIO of LOGICFORCE, I see law firms being subjected to a wide variety of cyber threats.  Any one of these threats might cause irreparable damage to your law firm.  Yet each one of these can also be addressed effectively with the right technologies and right approach.  Here are my top 10 cyber security threats for law firms and what you can do about them. 

TOP 10 LAW FIRM CYBER SECURITY THREATS RIGHT NOW
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The True Cost of Unresolved Litigation

IT Is Likely Higher Than You Realize

Cutting edge strategies, laser focused marketing campaigns, smart investments and a talented workforce will not alone ensure a company's success. Every organization is competing for scarce resources and market share in innovative ways unheard of even five years ago. Therefore even the simplest business transaction risks conflict. Understanding, managing and planning for conflict so that it does not become a barrier to growth and prosperity should be of paramount importance to every company.

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Looking At The Future From A Cybersecurity Point Of View

Perspectives To Consider

Last September, the 2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey which was released during ILTACON in Las Vegas stated that security management was the largest challenge facing legal IT departments that took part in the survey. This was the first time in eight years that email management didn’t come in first place in that category. For anyone who’s paid attention to the news headlines this past year, this shift should come as no great surprise. Cybersecurity threats are definitely making the headlines—and can be challenging to tackle head-on.

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Large Law Firms Hacked, Don’t Be Next

We Are Here To Help

The Wall Street Journal announced on Tuesday, March 29th 2016, that Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and a handful of other prominent law firms were recently subject to a data breach in which confidential information regarding clients may have been stolen. This is just one in the proliferation of recent breaches at high profile companies and firms.

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Cyber Security Considerations for Law Firms

Where You Need to Focus Now

As the news media continues to make us aware of the ever mounting data breaches within our corporations and government agencies one would assume these institutions are the only key targets for state and criminal sponsored hackers. However, data breaches at law firms are occurring at an ever increasing rate yet go primarily unreported. However, 25% of firms did report some type of breach in 2015 up from 10% in 2012.

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A Brief Look at the CyberSecurity Reference Model

A Security-Based Approach to the EDRM

The EDRM (eDiscovery reference model) is one of the most popular conceptual eDiscovery models that legal and technology firms use to make the eDiscovery process as efficient and error-free as possible. It refers to nine stages that are vital to the discovery process: information governance, identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production, and presentation. These stages are divided by professional skill sets and largely organized to help legal firms have an easier time calculating the overall needs and costs of a project.

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