Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients
A cybersecurity scare at Foley & Lardner has drawn new attention to a debate over data security at top law firms, and some clients and outside organizations are taking matters into their own hands, according to a Bloomberg Law report.
Bloomberg’s Sam Skolnik writes that general counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.
“Cyber incursions into law firms clearly appear to be on the rise. According to a December 2017 American Bar Association legal technology report, just over a third of law firms with between 10 and 49 attorneys reported experiencing some sort of data-related security breach in the previous 12 months,” according to Skolnik.