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The legal industry has poured significant resources into cybersecurity, leading to huge leaps in progress in the last decade. But there are areas where large and small law firms can do much better in preventing and reacting to data breaches, and the legal sector may risk falling behind other industries. That’s partly because hackers are learning how to circumvent law firm security systems, leading to a continuous game of cat and mouse.
After Barnes & Thornburg learned that an unauthorized person accessed some of the firm’s emails in April 2018, the firm told state officials it had taken steps to minimize the breach — and to prevent another one.
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