A few weeks ago, I posted an entry about whether lawyers should outsource security. In that post, I referenced part one of an article written by Ralph Losey. Mr. Losey posted part two of his thoughts on “The importance of Cyber Security to the Legal Profession.”
There are some good thoughts in the article, including this statement that summarizes the issue well:
every law firm needs to have a cybersecurity program focused on client data. Law firms should not only take appropriate steps to protect the privacy of their paper documents, and their voice communications, but also their cyberspace, including emails, and especially including their clients’ ESI for discovery.
Mr. Losey and others are helping raise awareness of the importance of data security in the law firm environment. Take some time to read through the article and think about the issues raised. If you are a lawyer, its worth spending some time thinking about how you address these issues for your firm.