Published nearly a year ago, the American Bar Association’s “Law Firm Guide to Cybersecurity” is more relevant than ever. Cybersecurity and Information Governance are major pillars in the legal sector. Law firms, litigation support providers, and corporate legal departments handle extremely sensitive information making it both crucial that these organizations implement cybersecurity best practices and also stay informed in the current techniques hackers are deploying to get access to this information.

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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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File Transfer Protocol, commonly known as FTP, is the method of using a standard network protocol to securely and confidentially transfer files via a computer network. There are various types of file transfer protocols but FTP is one of the more common methods used within the legal industry. FTP is typically secured through the attachment of SSL/TLS (FTPS).

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