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Experian has released its sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which highlights six key areas where companies and individuals should be aware of possible data breaches. It also singled out lawyers as specifically being easy prey to biometric, cloud and phishing cyberattacks.

The recent news of Marriott’s data breach and other headline-grabbing events show how lawyers are counseling their clients through massive data breaches. But the cyberattacks should also remind lawyers and their firms to safeguard their own technology.

“They need to be just as mindful of their cybersecurity requirements as the people in the headlines,” said Michael Bruemmer, vice president of the data breach resolution group and consumer protection at Experian. 

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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