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Given the ever-growing prevalence of cyber incidents among law firms, clients are increasingly concerned with how their law firms are handling sensitive information for representation. According to a 2018 Verizon investigative report mentioned in a BBC News article, “almost 40 percent of all successful malware-based attacks involved ransomware.” Because third parties can be an attack vector, clients are asking for assurance from their legal professionals to manage these threats in particular. Many law firms are seeing an increase in information security and data governance audits coming from clients. These requests pile up quickly too.

 

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