When the public thinks of high-profile hacks, their minds don’t usually drift o the legal world.
However, recent security breaches
at several large firms, including Cra-vath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil,
Gotshal & Manges LLP, have highlighted the vulnerabilities law firms
In fact, after one such event, For-
mer Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet
Bharara said the in-
cident “should serve
as a wake-up call for
law firms around the
world: you are and
will be targets of
cyber hacking, be-
cause you have in-
to would-be crimi-
With the speed at
which technology is advancing, most
firms don’t have the time, money, or
personnel bandwidth necessary to
keep up, leaving their internal sys-
tems out-of-date and vulnerable to
attack. But does this mean all law-
yers need to immediately become
security experts in order to protect
the valuable information in their of-
fice? Not at all.
Trust Your Sensitive Information
to the Professionals
Protecting sensitive data is actually
simple for attorneys to do, and in
most cases, requires nothing more
than getting that information out of
their office and into the hands of a
trusted vendor that has security expertise.
According to Jason Anders, CEO of
Amazon Web Services, “What’s hap-
pened over the last three to four
years is that most companies have
figured out that they can have a
much stronger security posture in
AWS and the cloud than they can
on-premises, because we’re able to
employ a lot more people to focus
He added that companies that fo-
cus on providing cloud-based ser-
vices are also able to do so with
greater agility and at a lower cost
than most businesses can manage
Limit Your Firm’s Liability
Moving sensitive data out of your
office not only provides you with
greater security and protection, but
also frees you of the responsibility
to protect that information. Think
about it—hackers can’t steal something from your firm if it’s not there
to steal in the first
If you keep information like client
credit card numbers
stored on your computer, you’re responsible for protecting
that data, and you’re
liable if something
happens to it. But if
you trust this information to a secure partner, the liability goes with it.
So why burden yourself with the
liability and stress of maintaining a
secure system? Let someone who is
an expert in security protect your
firm’s sensitive information, and rest
secure knowing your firm won’t become the next cautionary tale.
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Recent security breaches at several large law firms highlight the
vulnerabilities firms face.
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Get it Out of Your Office.
“[RECENT SECURITY BREACHES] SHOULD SERVE AS A
WAKE-UP CALL FOR LAW FIRMS AROUND THE WORLD: YOU
ARE AND WILL BE TARGETS OF CYBER HACKING, BECAUSE YOU
HAVE INFORMATION VALUABLE TO WOULD-BE CRIMINALS.”
— PREET BHARARA, FORMER MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY
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