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Report – 66% of US law firms reported a breach in 2016

NetSecurity – “The majority of US-based law firms are not only exposed in a wide variety of areas, but in many cases, unaware of intrusion attempts. These findings were based on Logicforce survey data from over 200 law firms, anonymous system monitoring data and results from their on-site assessments. The degree of preparation and vigilance within the industry at large will continue to place many law firms at unnecessary risk of losing valuable client data such as trade secrets and intellectual property. Such breakdowns in security could result in financial losses for the targeted firms and their clients. Approximately 40% of law firms in the study underwent at least one client data security audit, and Logicforce predicts this will rise to 60% by the end of 2018…”

  • Jordan McQuown: “CIO 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 list of top 10 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.
    1. Lack of Pervasive Security Mindset
    2. Security Issues With Third Party Providers And Cloud Systems
    3. Ransomware
    4. Rogue Employees
    5. Hactivists
    6. Nation-State Espionage
    7. Accidental Exposure By Well-Intentioned Employees
    8. Technology Obsolescence
    9. Password Management Being Weak Or Non-Existent
    10. Reduced Security Standards For Remote Workers…”

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