Law Firm Cybersecurity: I Hate to Say I Told You So But …

Hey! Any chance you’ve heard anything in the news lately about law firms being under cyber attack? If not, first, crawl out from under that rock; second, take a look at these articles.

Wow. Can you believe it? Law firms? Under cyber attack? What is this world coming to?

A few years ago, I did a presentation at the Collin County Bench Bar Conference that seemed to make me persona non grata for many of the lawyers in attendance. While few wanted to hear it, I preached it anyway. Law firm cybersecurity, that is: Collin County Bench Bar Presentation on Cyber Risks to Lawyers In that presentation, I specifically warned that law firms are treasure troves for valuable information, including clients’ business secrets, litigation strategies, and intellectual property, which made them a prime target for cyber attacks. … crickets …

The full slideshow is embedded in the preceding post but these are the slides that nobody wanted to see. I hate to say I told you so but, well, yeah, some of us actually did see this coming and here’s a little tip: it isn’t going away!

Last year, I did a similar presentation but, this time, it was focused specifically on Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Issues in Your Law Practice. Check out the full Prezi slideshow.

When you are ready to take this issue seriously, give me a call.

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Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Protection Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

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