Plan to Have a Plan
Each week, the Legal Marketing Association pulls the most buzzworthy trends in marketing to help inspire its members. This week, learn everything you need to know about keeping your firm's data safe, starting with "Why You Need Law Firm Data Breach Response Plan" from the National Law Review blog.
1. Why You Need Law Firm Data Breach Response Plan
Sadly, we have grown accustomed to, and possibly numb, from the almost weekly announcements that major corporations, organizations and government agencies have been victims of cyberattacks. The potential vulnerability of law firms is raising concerns among their clients, who are conducting their own assessments of the firms they hire. Read more from National Law Review.
2. Let's Talk About Networks of Things
As the things in our world get smarter and the network of these smart things grows larger, a little-known agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST” or “Agency”), decided it was time that stakeholders smartened up about the way they discuss networks, connected “smart” things, and the privacy and security challenges associated with them. Read more on Privacy and Security Matters.
3. Patterson Belknap and Berkeley Research Group Discuss Law Firm Cybersecurity
On July 21st, Patterson Belknap and Berkeley Research Group hosted a Practising Law Institute (PLI) briefing on law firm cybersecurity. Patterson Belknap partners Michelle W. Cohen, Craig A. Newman and Fred B. Warder III explored the ethical and practical issues related to law firm data security obligations. Read more from Data Security Law Blog.
4. 5 Best Practices for Improving Law Firm Security
We owe our clients a duty of confidence, and we owe it to ourselves to keep our business data secure. But in fact, security means more than keeping data out of the hands of the bad guys: it also means having steady access to our data and maintaining its integrity. Read more on Case Fleet.
5. How To Prevent A Security BreachClients trust you with personal, financial, and legal information that needs to be kept confidential. A security breach may let out secrets and proprietary information that can damage your clients’ reputation, business, or finances. Worse, such an issue may not only lead to a termination of your relationship with the affected client but others who learn about it as well. Read more from Law Technology Today.
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