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Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Beware the malware (access required)

computer forensics

  Earlier this month Steve Abrams of Abrams Cyberlaw and Forensics in Mount Pleasant accepted a case from a home buyer who lost hundreds of thousands through a wire scam. A hacker had been able to access communications between the ...

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ABA offers guidance on ethical duties, best practices after data breaches (access required)

Lawyers and law firms, just like our clients and other businesses, are the targets of cyberthreats. Acknowledging this reality, American Bar Association Formal Opinion 483, issued on Oct. 17, reviews lawyers’ ethical obligations to employ reasonable efforts to protect electronic client confidential information and concludes lawyers must make efforts to monitor for and remediate data breaches, and must notify current clients affected by a data breach.

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Cybercriminals target smaller businesses (access required)

As larger companies build stronger, more fortified layers of cybersecurity, bad actors are increasingly going after small and midsize businesses they consider more vulnerable, according to an executive from an Atlanta cybersecurity company. Spencer Cobb, director of strategic sales for Cytellix, ...

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You’ve been hacked (access required)

Those are scary words especially at a law firm, where maintaining client confidentiality is required under the rules of professional conduct. That said, LexisNexis has released a survey with some surprising results pertaining to data security at law firms. According ...

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