• Are 'Smart Contracts' Smart Enough?

    September 02, 2017 |

    Certain Legal Functions Can Be Automated with the Use of Blockchains

    The automation of certain attorney functions has given rise to a new form of contracting, known as "smart contracts." Consequently, a decrease in the demand for certain attorney functions that can now be performed by Internet applications is matched by an increase in demand for legal advisers who can prepare smart contracts and ensure these smart contracts accurately reflect a desired business transaction.

  • Cyber Crime Now Targeting Law Firms

    September 02, 2017 |

    Cyber attacks and theft are on the rise around the country, and law firms are becoming prime targets. Unlike manufacturers, banks and retailers, law firms are unique organizations that are highly vulnerable.

  • State of the Industry: E-Discovery and Cybersecurity

    June 02, 2017 |

    The Future State of the E-Discovery Job Market Will Be Cloud and Contract Staffing

    Part Three of a Three-Part Article

    If the history of e-discovery is the future of cybersecurity, then what should one expect for the future of e-discovery? How long will the current period of consolidation continue? What will be the next chapter in e-discovery's never-ending reinvention? How closely will the next 10 years of cybersecurity job trends mirror e-discovery's past?

  • State of the Industry: e-Discovery and Cybersecurity

    April 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Three-Part Article

    There are stark differences between e-discovery and cybersecurity, most notably that cybersecurity, as an avenue of career opportunity and responsibility, is much, much bigger. An examination of the current state of both industries coupled with a deep dive into the history of e-discovery will offer a prophetic look at the likely hiring patterns, job availability, compensation trends, and industry maturation of the cybersecurity vertical over the next decade.

  • Survey Reflects Growth in How Corporations Manage and Protect Information

    April 02, 2017 |

    Many organizations are changing their approach to leveraging cybersecurity intelligence through enhanced cooperation, detailed information sharing, and broad-based collaboration. To characterize those shifts and offer perspectives that empower effective benchmarking, for the third consecutive year, Nuix engaged my firm to interview corporate security officials. The report reflects the perspectives of 29 cybersecurity executives across a range of industries.

  • Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers

    March 02, 2017 |

    This article familiarizes lawyers with cryptocurrency and, particularly, the enabling blockchain technology, methodologies and systems. It also introduces lawyers to blockchain's current and future uses and points to other resources to learn more about this profoundly disruptive and promising collection of technological advancements.

  • Data Breach Lawsuit Highlights the Need for Diligence when Purchasing Cyberinsurance

    January 01, 2017 |

    Well-known restaurant chain, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, recently sustained a significant hit to its cyberinsurance coverage. The federal court's opinion in the case serves as a lesson to policyholders regarding cyberinsurance in a rapidly evolving market. Due diligence is the name of the game when placing such insurance in order to understand the scope of coverage.

  • Five Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

    August 02, 2016 |

    Have you heard? Social media is mainstream ' 70% of the U.S.are using social media and more than 50% of them are over the age of 35 (that's right ' it's not just millennials). But did you know that in-house counsel are active social media participants? In fact, their usage is growing and today nearly two-thirds of general counsel (GCs) are engaging at least weekly in social media for professional reasons.

  • Movers & Shakers

    June 02, 2016 |

    A Collection of Moves in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Areas