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The legal industry is still lulled into a false sense of security, mistakenly assuming that they are immune to a significant IT business outage, and that those unfortunate firms affected by cybercriminals were somehow lacking in adequate cybersecurity presages. That's simply not true. Even Achilles had a weak spot.
The top recommendation I always make when it comes to protecting against top cybersecurity attacks, like ransomware, is to back up your data and test your backups. And while this advice holds true, it’s important to recognize that you can back up your data, but you can’t back up your brand.
By Gabrielle Orum Hernández
Gov. Nathan Deal opted to veto a cybersecurity bill criticized by technology groups that would have made “unauthorized computer access” a crime.
By Stacey Garrett
U.S. laws require companies to retain records for years, and sometimes forever, and violating U.S. records retention laws can result in domestic fines and penalties. How can U.S. companies comply with the GDPR’s “right to erasure” while still fulfilling their U.S. records retention obligations?
By Ishan Girdhar
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.
By Mark Sangster
Small Law Firms Face Large Regulatory Requirements
Unlike large firms with comparable resources with which to protect client non-public information, small firms can find themselves trapped between cyberattacks, like ransomware, that don’t prejudice based on the size of firm, and regulators who are indifferent to your size, when investigating a potential violation.