And Tradition Protections Are Not Enough

Alvarez & Marsal Managing Director Tom Kellermann recently wrote that the increasing frequency and severity in cyber attacks against legal teams and law firms that house highly sensitive information has prompted both the FBI and the UK’s MI5 to issue warnings urging the legal community to face the truth:  its information security falls short of the mark. Unfortunately, most legal organizations do not realize they are still vulnerable despite the systems they have set in place to protect against rising threats?- so the threats persist.

Traditional approaches in cyber protection include a combination of firewalls, virus scanners and encryption; however, these “perimeter” defenses are being bypassed by targeted attacks and automated attack toolkits. A forward-leaning cybersecurity strategy coupled with modern security controls is imperative.

You can read Kellermann’s complete article as it appeared in the LexisNexis® Corporate Counsel Advisory, a free resource for in-house legal departments and law firms alike.

Kellermann is speaking at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum which will take place June 11-13, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Kellermann participated in our June 2013 panel discussion on cloud security, along with other cyber risk experts.  You can watch the session by clicking below.

 

Kellermann  recently appeared on Fox Business discussing Twitter and cyber security.  Click below.

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