Jason Atchley : Data Security : Law Firms Beware of Hackers Targeting Client Data

 

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Law Firms Beware of Hackers Targeting Client Data

When hackers can’t get a hold corporate data directly, they may try to do so through a back door, such as the company’s law firm.

Sherry Karabin, Law Technology News

May 16, 2014    |0 Comments

When hackers can’t get a hold of a company’s data directly because there are too many security blocks, Jackson Lewis shareholder Ralph Losey said they may try to do so through a back door like the entity’s law firm.
In an entry on E-discovery Law Today, Losey said cybersecurity should be considered the number one job for all litigation attorneys who handle confidential electronically stored information.
In addition to “traditional” hackers, he said lawyers need to be on the lookout for unethical competitors engaging in illegal access to e-discovery productions, adding the problem is getting worse as both criminal activity and the amount of information stored on computers increase.
In a post on the Inside Counsel, Adam Cohen, a principal with Ernst & Young, pointed out many different types of hardware, including cables, wireless access points, switches, routers and firewalls, and related ESI could be involved in a typical hacking case.
For example he said even the wires connecting various network hardware devices might be a source for thieves, explaining that experts could “tap into” the cables and capture data flowing across the network.
Sherry Karabin is a freelance writer and reporter based in New York City.
 
Companies, agencies mentioned: Inside Counsel | Ernst & Young s.r.o.
Law firms mentioned: Jackson Lewis

Read more: http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655567233/Law-Firms-Beware-of-Hackers-Targeting-Client-Data#ixzz31tLv1BQB

 
 
 
 
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