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Many lawyers hear “cybersecurity” and immediately tune out, thinking it does not pertain to them. However, they really should perk up their ears, as a security breach can have major ramifications for their practice. Corporate clients who do not insist their firms have security standards open themselves up to leaks of privileged information, and lawyers who do not ensure their firms are secure risk losing their largest corporate clients. Furthermore, not only can data be inadvertently exposed, but if data is not properly secured, firms may find themselves in violation of their ethical responsibilities. Below is the first of three real-world scenarios that could happen to any attorney and seriously impact a corporate client. Look for the next two scenarios in the coming months.

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