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Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

It’s been a rough couple months for law firms who have been victimized by website hackers. First, there was the report that a number of prestigious law firms in New York had their sites breached last fall by financial cybercriminals. Then came the stunning news that Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca had been hacked and more than 11 million confidential ... Read More »

Quick Read: Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Quick Read Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Unlike available time, there seems to be no shortage of legal industry studies and surveys. We find keeping tabs on external sources of data to be a useful mental, for understanding the market and trends, as benchmarks against our own research, or ferreting out new ideas and pursuits. In the course of such reviews, providing summaries of these studies here ... Read More »

Clients Driving Adoption, Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Clients Driving Adoption Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Just a few months ago, Legaltech News provided in-depth coverage of the 2015 Am Law Tech Survey an annual report by the ALM publishing business.  The publication focused on three key areas of legal tech: cybersecurity and privacy law firm technology adoption cloud adoption Interestingly, a common theme throughout the survey was the influence clients, or corporate counsel, is having ... Read More »

Experts Identify 5 Ways that Managed Tech Services Deliver ROI

Experts Identify 5 Ways that Managed Tech Services Deliver ROI

Managed service providers in the legal industry are firms that utilize information technology and automated processes to help law firms and corporate legal departments achieve greater efficiencies and better manage cybersecurity risks. This outsourcing approach is most common in the legal marketplace when it comes to the hosting of litigation data and applications. Legaltech News recently spoke to various industry ... Read More »

Outrun the Bear: Law Firm Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

Outrun the Bear Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

It was a vendor that first identified the IT data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), according to Eric O’Neill, a former counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. The vendor had installed security software in order to demonstrate its value – and OPM would soon learn upwards of 22 million incidents of data theft.  The breach poses the risk of ... Read More »

Why the ISO 27001:2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Why the ISO 27001 2013 Certification Matters to Law Firms

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. If the alphabet soup of information technology industry standards makes your head hurt – SSAE 16, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 – you’re not alone. It’s easy to get confused by all of the combinations of ... Read More »

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Law Firms

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Law Firms

Law firms have a wide range of IT challenges to manage, but the challenge now viewed as the number-one priority is data security. The recently released 2015 ILTA InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey reported that, for the first time in eight years, email management was not named the biggest challenge facing legal IT departments – it was replaced this year by ... Read More »

Unpacking the ABA Tech Survey on Law Firm Security

Unpacking the ABA Tech Survey on Law Firm Security

Recently news broke of the latest findings stemming from the newly released 2015 ABA Technology Survey.  By our count, the complete report, which LexisNexis supported through sponsorship, runs more than 900 pages with an executive summary that alone counts 242 numbered pages. Data providing insight as to the state of law firm security were among the first results widely reported ... Read More »

ILTACON on IT Security: Unsolvable vs. Risk Management

A Ridiculously Frightening ILTACON Session on IT Security

Following a high profile breach, a major bank said it was doubling its security spend. To Josh Goldfarb, it underscores everything that’s wrong with the current philosophy in IT security. “You can throw that money in the fire but it doesn’t mean you improved your security,” he said in an ILTACON session titled “Peeling Away the Many Layers of Intrusion” ... Read More »

ABA Pilot Recommends Law Firms Collaborate on Cybersecurity

ABA Pilot Project Recommends Law Firms Collaborate on Cybersecurity

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. There is an ominous statistical dichotomy in the legal industry: most law firms view cybersecurity as a major strategic risk to their organizations, yet many of them say they are unprepared for a significant cyberattack. According to Marsh’s 2014 ... Read More »