Cyber Insurance: Necessary, Expensive, and Confusing as Hell

During ABA Techshow, I sat down with experts Judy Selby and Sharon Nelson about cyber risk management and why cyber insurance is a must-have for a law firm. They took me through why cyber insurance is necessary, expensive and confusing as hell. 

ABA Techshow 2018

My first ABA Techshow as editor is in the books. I didn't write anything this time - instead, I was in charge of editing the stories that came in and coordinating our coverage. But, I still managed to get the now-traditional picture of me looking at my laptop and typing away like a madman. 

The dangers of digital things.

 The driverless cars are coming! (image via  Wikimedia Commons )

The driverless cars are coming! (image via Wikimedia Commons)

As robots, computers and software become more ubiquitous in our everyday lives, performing tasks that used to be the sole province of humans, it’s fair to wonder whether the laws and regulations designed to protect those humans are sufficient or whether new laws are necessary.

Related gallery: When Smart Devices Go Wrong...

Digital Dangers

 Are you safe? (image via  Pixabay )

Are you safe? (image via Pixabay)

  

I have the distinct privilege of editing the ABA Journal’s year-long special feature on cybersecurity and the law. My role is mainly editing and planning and I won’t be doing much (if any) writing. Except for co-writing this: 

Large law firms' secret information from big-money clients entice cyberthieves.

Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein goes for open-book approach on website.

 Building a new website (image via  medithIT ).

Building a new website (image via medithIT).

For most law firms, information about fees, billing rates, and details about lateral partner hiring and integration are closely guarded secrets akin to the nuclear launch codes or Game of Thrones spoilers.

When Chicago-based law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein decided to redesign its website, however, it decided to go the opposite route.

Legal Rebels 2017

 Not to be confused with the UNLV Running Rebels (image via YouTube). 

Not to be confused with the UNLV Running Rebels (image via YouTube). 

I wrote two profiles for this year's installment of ABA Journal's Legal Rebels:

Jake Heller, Pablo Arredondo and Laura Safdie: Their AI Assistant Is Freeing Up Legal Research.

Joshua Browder: His ‘Chat’ is Not Just Talk.