It is more important than ever for in-house and outside counsel to stay abreast of the most current developments and best practices in cybersecurity. This high level of importance in staying cyber-ready for law firms is due to the very sensitive nature of the information they maintain-whether it’s private client data, communications with other attorneys, settlement discussions, or significant financial information.
Unfortunately, the legal profession seems to be behind the curve when it comes to cybersecurity, and the cyber criminals have noticed and have substantially increased their attacks on law firms. As a matter of fact, many experts list legal firms as one of the very top targets for the cyber criminals of today.
Law firms who ignore cyber threats and are ill-prepared for defending against or recovering from a breach risk losing millions of dollars for their companies or their clients…or both. Having robust cyber education is an absolute must for law firms in helping to avoid costly cyber breaches.