On January 11, 2017, Executive Managing Partner Daniel Garrie published “A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity” on the Legal Executive Institute blog. Richard Borden, Counsel of Robinson+Cole and a specialist in cybersecurity risk management, contributed to this blog post.
Law firms have long held a hallowed position in the corporate world, as the preeminent keeper of confidences. But the frequency with which law firms are falling victim to data breaches and hacks should leave clients questioning their firm’s data security. Due to their trusted position in the business world, law firms have become a prime target for cyber criminals, and without adequate data security confidential client information can fall into the hands of a wide variety of bad actors.