Doug Austin, CloudNine: According to the ABA, Lawyers are “Failing at Cybersecurity”

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Extract from Doug Austin’s article “According to the ABA, Lawyers are “Failing at Cybersecurity”

In these days of increased data privacy emphasis with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), how are lawyers doing with regard to cybersecurity within their firms?  According to the American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center’s ABA TechReport 2019, they are “failing at cybersecurity”.

In the ABA Journal article (Lawyers are failing at cybersecurity, says ABA TechReport 2019, by Jason Tashea), the author reports this quote from an accompanying article on cybersecurity released last Wednesday: “In fact, the results are shocking and reflect little, if any, positive movement in the past year or even in the past few years. The lack of effort on security has become a major cause for concern in the profession.”

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