• Vendor Risk Management for Law Firms: 7 Steps to Success

    May 01, 2018 |

    Most firms have extensive cybersecurity measures in place, but emerging or unclear regulatory requirements embroil them in a never-ending cycle of evaluation, best-practices review, and implementation. Firms don't just need to have their own systems secured; a responsible firm must also reduce the risk of breach at their third-party vendors. As cloud service providers become commonplace, so too does a firm's responsibility to ensure their vendors are managing risk appropriately.

  • Cyber Risk Assessments are a Critical Component of All Cybersecurity Programs

    April 01, 2018 |

    Many companies remain overwhelmed by the prospect of developing a cybersecurity program. Too many still see cyber crime as an IT issue, and simply defer to that department. Cybersecurity is most definitely an information security issue and it must be treated as such. Failure to recognize this concept almost ensures a weak cybersecurity program that remains highly vulnerable to breaches.

  • Life in the (Regulated) Fast Lane: Companies Must Navigate Global Privacy Rules on Self-Driving Cars

    April 01, 2018 |

    The race is on to develop the best technology for autonomous vehicles, but there are also drives to increase regulation around the data these cars and trucks collect.

    Clearly, it's an exciting time to be in the autonomous car industry, and the race is on to develop the best tech first. But with an increasingly complex legal landscape, lawyers need to focus on compliance with evolving data privacy regulations.

  • Law Firm Security Q&A

    February 01, 2018 |

    With the Appleby data breach still top of mind of many law firm and legal department professionals, cybersecurity has become a major area of concern. To learn more about how law firms can protect themselves against cyber attacks and data breaches, we sat down with Laurie Fischer, managing director at HBR Consulting.

  • The Uber Breach and the Need for an Independent Privacy Function

    January 01, 2018 |

    Uber has incurred significant legal and reputational exposure as a result of the way that the company handled the breach. In the coming months, there will be a great deal of information and regulatory and judicial action that will act as guidance, or more precisely, a checklist of what-not-to-do, for companies that suffer a data breach.