Let's Get Technical: Data Security Ethics for Law Firms
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About the Event
One in four law firms has had some sort of data breach costing them an average of $4 million. Discover how you can protect yourself and your clients.
Your Professional Responsibility
Ethics rules, both from the ABA and state organizations, impose duties on attorneys to protect client information. These rules require attorneys to practice competently and to supervise office staff and third parties with access to client data. The failure to protect client data may lead to attorney discipline or malpractice liability.
Ways Law Firms are Being Targeted
As technology develops, hacking by "brute force" is no longer the most common method of data breach for law firms. Discover the different ways law firm information is being hacked and how, in the world of cybersecurity, people are considered the weakest link. They are also both the most abundant resource and the most susceptible target. Most hacks are the result of phishing expeditions and social engineering. Learn how to identify and combat hacking both personally and at the firm level. Understand more about sophisticated breaches, including ransomware.
Responding to Real or Potential Hacks
In order to minimize the damage to their reputation and valuable client relationships, law firms - just like any other business - need to be poised to respond nimbly and competently to a breach.