Law firms are in an especially interesting place vis-à-vis cybersecurity—many are expanding cybersecurity practices to help clients, but at the same time they themselves are attractive targets for cyber criminals.
Many law firms are building and expanding practice areas around cybersecurity as clients look for legal counsel on breach preparedness and response, regulatory requirements, and risk management. But cyber criminals are targeting law firms because they are aggregators of sensitive client information.
Confidential corporate deals, privileged communications, non-public personal information and intellectual property are just some examples of the sensitive information law firms collect every day that are of prime interest to hackers or malicious insiders looking to monetize, blackmail or identify insider trading opportunities.
via INSIGHT: Four Steps Law Firms Should Take to Reduce Cybersecurity Risks.