Law firm cybersecurity continues to evolve. This is more than just a technology issue or an added clause in the retainer agreement—it’s one of the biggest risks that law firms will face in 2019. Cybersecurity is part of doing business, and pressure from clients is causing firms to invest and focus more on cybersecurity and its concomitant risk management.
Cyberattacks have become so frequent that it is no longer a matter of whether firms will be the victim of a cyberattack, but a question of when and to what extent. This is a result of easily accessible malware and increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. It is no longer enough to relegate cyber-risk management to the IT department and it requires more than a general guideline on computer use. These prevalent threats are changing the entire IT ecosystem, including documents, websites, emails, servers, cloud applications and mobile devices.
In this webinar, attendees will hear from a panel of law firm professionals, information security experts and IT professionals who will discuss the current security landscape at law firms. The discussion will cover law firms' responsibility to manage cybersecurity, including risk management, potential future threats and steps firms should take today to ensure the security of their firms' and clients' data. The panel will also briefly highlight current security legislation and regulation highlights.
During this moderated discussion, attendees will learn:
• The state of law firm data security today
• The biggest cybersecurity risks for law firms
• What to do to manage cyber risk
• How to recognize a cyberthreat
• The lawyer’s cyber standard of care
• Increasing client requirements of law firms
• How to avoid cybersecurity legal malpractice claims
Steven Salkin, Esq.
ALM’s Law Journal Newsletters
Law Journal Newsletters' Cybersecurity Law & Strategy has been published as an online newsletter for four years, but evolved from Legal Tech Newsletter, which started over 25 years ago. Steve has been covering legal technology for ALM for over 15 years and also serves as the Web Editor for LJN. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @jn_online.
Innovative Computing Systems
Citadel Information Group
Debra Gray is the Executive Director at Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C. and has been working in law firms for 30 years. Debra is also the Information Security Manager at Frandzel and has been navigating security audits for the last 6 years.
SVP, Director Tech Secure® Division
Howard Miller is an expert in insurance and risk management and a licensed agent since 1997. Howard provides insurance programs and advisory consulting with a specialty focus on technology errors and omissions, cyber liability and technology risk for a range of industries, including law firms. He is a board member for the nonprofit Secure The Village.