In the crosshairs: Cybersecurity for law firms
Abstract: The leak of the so-called Panama Papers, 11.5 million documents with financial and legal information stolen from an international law firm, made headlines around the globe in 2016. While the well-known names included in the papers were the focus of many news stories, the hacking incident also highlighted the cyber risks confronting law firms of all sizes. This article looks at why many firms continue to lag behind other businesses when it comes to taking the measures necessary to prevent and mitigate attacks, and steps firms can take to protect themselves. A sidebar notes that bar associations are moving to address the issue with rules and opinions.