Law firms have access to a wealth of sensitive material, given that everything from mergers and acquisitions to contracts, SEC filings and more happens with the input of legal counsel. But law firms also have traditionally been underinvested in their security posture compared to similarly-sized organizations in other industries, making them an easy target for advanced cybercriminals. Findings of the American Bar Association’s “2019 Legal Technology Survey Report” revealed that over a quarter of respondents (26%) said a security breach has hit their firm, a number that has grown 12% in three years.
There are a number of reasons that contribute to the increased threat law firms face, but fortunately, there are some ways to protect that valuable, private data within. Let’s take a look.
Why Firms Present a Tempting Target
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