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Are Law Firms Soft Targets For Hackers?

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May 20, 2016 (Mimesis Law) -- Lisa Sotto, Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, Mark Seifert, Partner at the Brunswick Group, Donald G. Aplin, Managing Editor of Privacy & Data Security News at Bloomberg BNA and Kevin Chalker, Founder and CEO of GRA Quantum talk with Lee Pacchia about the risks law firms face in safeguarding both their own trade secrets and those of their clients. With the increasing mobility of the work force, the sharing of information and the use of small vendors, it is increasingly important for law firms to take sophisticated to measures to protect themselves from hacking intrusions. "Law firms are small businesses the way that vendors are a small business.. and we need to think of them in the same light" says Sotto. "Companies that would with law firms need to realize that their environments could be fortress-like, but if their bridge is down, the vendors that have authorized access to their system or who hold their data, like law firms are potentially vulnerable." Their comments were made at Mimesis Law's Cy-Pher Executive Roundtable at Barclays Rise in New York City.