Post-COVID Law Firm Data Security Risks, Best Practices, and Breach Response

May 17, 2021 at 12:00pm1:00pm
Mid-Size Law Firm Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association

With law firms and clients working remotely, we face new and unprecedented challenges. Compounding this will be attorneys and staff returning to the office, and likely splitting time between remote working and working in the office. The risks are not always obvious, and the available preventative steps not always understood. The incidences of ransomware, man-in-the-middle email compromises, system hacking, and data exfiltration are on the rise. For law firms, this risk has never been greater than it is now.

It is imperative to look forward with perfect vision when it comes to data privacy and security which is one of the leading challenges facing law firms and the judiciary today

This program will address what you need to know about handling client data, preventing loss of client data, and responding to a loss of client data:

  • Common threats including phishing, ransomware, and password management
  • Issues with a remote workforce and hybrid work locations
  • Best practices for security management of internal systems, business, and personal electronic devices
  • When does a loss of data require client notification? Law enforcement notification? Federal government notification?