Law firms are under attack. Working in a world of confidentiality and discretion, attorneys deal with highly valuable and sought-after information. This year alone has already seen a number of law firms fall victim to high-profile cyber-attacks. Nearly all law firms have one thing in common: they store valuable data, and cyber criminals know it. Smart firms are taking steps to minimize their risk.
A few short years ago, if someone asked if you are prepared for a data breach, you might have responded: “what is a data breach?” A lot has changed in only a few years, when most people hardly knew what a data breach was. Today, it is shockingly common to hear about data breaches. Why the rapid change? Recent advances in technology have helped businesses run more smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, this progress has also created vulnerabilities. Easier-to-use systems such as cloud-based storage make data more accessible.