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.
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.
Moderated by Steve Salkin, editor of Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, 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
• Increasing client requirements of law firms
Steven Salkin, Esq., Managing Editor, ALM’s Law Journal Newsletters
• Debra Gray, Executive Director at Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C.
• Howard Miller, Senior Vice President, Director of Tech Secure® Division at LBW Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
• David Lam, Vice President, Technology Management Services at Citadel Information Group
• Michael Kemps, Founder and CEO of Innovative Computing Systems
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