The Importance of Cybersecurity to the Legal Profession and Outsourcing as a Best Practice – Part One

e-Discovery Team ®

Cyber_security_wordsCybersecurity  should be job number one for all attorneys. Why? Because we handle confidential computer data, usually secret information that belongs to our clients, not us. We have an ethical duty to protect this information under  Rule 1.6 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct . If we handle big cases, or big corporate matters, then we also handle big collections of electronically stored information (ESI). The amount of ESI involved is growing every day. That is one reason that Cybersecurity is a hard job for law firms. The other is the ever increasing threat of computer hackers.

Chinese-cyber-warThe threat is now increasing rapidly because there are now criminal gangs of hackers, including the Chinese government, that have targeted this ESI for theft. These bad hackers, knows as crackers, have learned that when they cannot get at a company’s data directly, usually because it is too well defended, or too…

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