Are Outside Law Firms Putting Your Data At Risk?
Tom Kellermann, Alvarez & Marsal
As readers of the Advisory well know, corporate legal departments enlist the services of outside counsel for advice, contracts, protection and many other functions―not only on routine business and legal matters but in times of crisis as well. Communication between the corporation and its outside counsel and other legal service providers often includes privileged and sensitive information.
What readers may not realize is that the disparity between corporate and outside law firm cyber protection capabilities can be vast. Any vulnerability in a law firm’s data protection systems and protocols can put the corporation at risk.
An increase in the frequency and severity in cyber attacks against legal teams and law firms that house highly sensitive information has prompted both the FBI and the UK’s MI5 to issue warnings urging the legal community to face the truth:…
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