The following is part two of a two-part series addressing outside counsel’s vulnerability to emailrelated cyberattacks and breaches. Part one discussed the specific legal and IT risks that law firms’ face when communicating with clients with inadequate data protection. In corresponding with clients via email, law firms expose themselves to an array of risks, including data breaches, unauthorized use of privileged content and cyberattacks on their own servers and systems. And in the face of recalcitrant or unable clients, the responsibility of securing email communications and all its related risksSEE DETAILS
In late March of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that hackers had broken into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.