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.
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.
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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.
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.