If your organization has been looking for a clear and concise resource for cybersecurity guidance, the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force has you covered. They recently released the second edition of the Vendor Contracting Project: Cybersecurity Checklist, which is tailored to solo and small firm attorneys who interact with vendors that handle sensitive and confidential information.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has recently approved a recommendation from the NYSBA committee on Technology and the Legal Profession regarding the introduction of adding an required credit in cybersecurity to mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements. This would be limited to one additional credit and be categorized under the “Ethics and Professionalism” category. It does not tack on and change minimum hour requirements for experienced or new attorneys respectively.

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Verizon has released their annual 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, which is a wealth of information accumulating over 100 pages. Even with the deep content of the data breach investigations report there are some valuable underlying messages that are worth highlighting. What you need to know: 86% of data breaches for financial gain – up…

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just released version 1.0 of the NIST Privacy Framework; a new tool centered around managing privacy risk. In addition to covering general best practices and strategies for organizational data control, risk management & compliance the publication also highlights the the relationship between the Privacy Framework with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework.

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The convenience and functionality of mobile phones, tablets, and laptops enable our content hungry lives. Each year, we become more dependent on constant use of mobile devices to keep up with our professional and personal lives.  Mobile technology is so ingrained in our daily life, we use it to shop, email, search the web, navigate,…

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Laptops, smartphones, and flash drives save lawyers from packing heavy briefcases stuffed with paperwork. However, this convenience comes with a price — the security risks are substantial. According to William Quick, a sole practitioner in Clayton, MO who teaches and lectures on technology topics, “Identity theft is a mushrooming problem that Congress and the states have been trying to deal with any way they can.”

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Extract from article by Jonathan Kolodner, Daniel Ilan and Rahul Mukhi on Law360.com Over the last year, the existential risk posed by cyberattacks and data security vulnerabilities has become one of the top concerns for boards of directors, management, government agencies and the public. 2017 was punctuated by a series of headline-grabbing breaches affecting scores…

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